Dead whale, trapped in the ice, view of the west coast of Newfoundland. Residents say that this amount of ice is unusual, but it is not clear if this has contributed to the disappearance of the whale.
It is not uncommon to see whales near Fischells beach in St. George’s Bay, but the last sighting was unusual. The whale has died for weeks the people who live in the area. His body is trapped in the ice; “We’ve never had ice of this type in a few years,” said Brian King of Jeffries, 10 minutes by car from Fischell Beach.
King used a drone to capture close-up images of the whale, which was about three and a half kilometers from the coast. King said he heard about the whale for the first time a few weeks ago. Think that the whale has been dead for a long time. He said he was waiting for a quiet and clear day to take a video.
That observation is rare, he said, but he recalled a similar situation he was growing up in. “A long time ago, when I was a child, I was very interested.” A spokesman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the images of the drone had been shared with the department.
Jack Lawson, a whale researcher in the department, is working with a Quebec expert to identify the species. Lawson is also working on a plan to obtain whale samples for research purposes, according to the ministry.
A number of dead whales, including humpback whales, blue whales and right whales, have been stranded on the shores of Newfoundland in recent years.