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Dead whale found tangled

A dead humpback whale has been found stuck in equipment at an empty fish farm on B.C.'s central coast.

Marine Harvest Canada says in a news release that the whale was found earlier this week entangled in an anchor support line at a site in Sheep Passage, north of Bella Bella.

The company says staff and contractors were in the process of dismantling the site's anchoring system after another whale got entangled in the equipment in September.

The previous whale was safely released, and the entire site is now dismantled.

The federal fisheries department has been notified about the dead humpback and will be investigating the incident.

A tanker carrying over 200,000 litres of diesel fuel ran aground near Bella Bella on Oct. 13, and First Nations in the area said they'd seen several dead animals in the ocean in the weeks following the spill, including a humpback whale.

Marine Harvest Canada says before the incident in September, nothing like this had ever occurred in their 30 years of operation, and engineers are now testing all their sites to prevent this from happening again.



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