Sixth whale found dead in Canadian waters

A sixth North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in Canadian waters.

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) confirmed the death June 27.

They stated the whale was spotted during an aerial surveillance flight over the Gaspé Peninsula.

DFO is currently assisting with the recovery of the whale.

The North Atlantic right whale is an endangered species. There are believed to be just over 400 remaining.

The right whale is one of the largest mammals in the sea, but it is among the most at risk.

Researchers say they’re relatively new in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The first whale confirmed dead this year was spotted June 4.

Following the fifth whale found dead, Transport Canada has adjusted speed limits for vessels.