Another dead whale found

A dead humpback whale was recently discovered at a salmon farm off the west coast of Vancouver Island, the second found off the B.C. coast in the past two weeks.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is investigating after the juvenile whale was found trapped between the inner and outer containment nets at Grieg Seafood’s Atrevida farm in Nootka Sound.

“This is the first time in 16 years of operating that Grieg Seafood has experienced an incident involving a whale at any of its farms in B.C.,” said the company in a statement.

Investigators have determined the primary containment net at the farm was not breached, and no Atlantic salmon escaped from the farm.

On Nov. 15, a dead humpback whale was found tangled in equipment at an empty fish farm on B.C.'s central coast, north of Bella Bella.

Another whale had gotten tangled at the same farm in September, but made it out alive after rescuers cut the whale free. 

- With files from CTV Vancouver Island

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