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DATE: November 28, 2018

SNIP: The necropsy of a dead humpback whale that washed up near the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen on Nov. 16 show the whale died from a ship strike, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The agency says the female humpback whose body drew a crowd of onlookers to the area had injuries consistent with a “catastrophic ship strike with propeller injuries.”

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is investigating the incident and said the necropsy will aid in assessing general whale health in the area.