Dead blue whale washed ashore Agate Beach has 10 broken ribs and 10 fractured vertebrae near the tail and mid-body.
A pair of the largest creatures alive on Earth was spotted by the researchers from the Blue Ocean Society of Marine Conservation off the coast of Rye Harbor in New Hampshire.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of San Francisco has ruled out the use of the U.S. Navy's low-frequency sonar as it could harm and may even cause death to whales and other marine species.
It's no small secret that ship strikes are a big threat to whales across the globe. Now a new study suggests that the largest of whales - particularly blue whales - may be the most vulnerable of all, as they lack the sort of caution and evasiveness that they would of developed had they ever actually had to worry about predators.