Frequent Questions: 2017-2018 Minke Whale Unusual Mortality Event

January 17, 2018

NOAA Fisheries declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for minke whales from in the North Atlantic from Maine to South Carolina. This event began in January 2017 and strandings remain high, with the most recent stranding occurring near the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina on January 10, 2018.

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