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Whale likely hit by ship

A humpback whale that washed up dead in Tsawwassen earlier this month was likely struck by a ship, a necropsy has found.

The whale was found Nov. 16 near the BC Ferries terminal.

Necropsy results released Wednesday state its death is "consistent with catastrophic ship strike with propeller injuries," CTV News reports.

Meanwhile, tests on a dead orca calf found dead near Nootka Island two days prior show it had been born alive and likely died a few days later.

DNA revealed it was a transient whale, and not part of the endangered southern resident orca population.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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