Whales Dying At Record Pace Off Argentina's Coast

June 6, 2013 11:55 AM

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Whales Dying At Record Pace Off Argentina's Coast

South America’s Southern Right Whales are dying in record numbers off the coast of Argentina’s Patagonia region and scientists are struggling to figure out why.

The Buenos Aires-based conservation group Whale Conservation Institute ICB reported that in 2012 there were 116 whale deaths reported, including 113 whale calves, in 2012 – almost double the 61 whale deaths it recorded in 2011. The deaths have caused the total population of these whales to drop by a...

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