Gray whale found dead on the Kenai Peninsula, bringing total to 4 for Alaska
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a fourth gray whale has been found dead in Alaska this season.
The release from NOAA says a family fishing for herring north of Clam Gulch on the Kenai Peninsula found the whale Wednesday, May 22 and reported it to the agency with a photo Friday.
NOAA marine mammal experts examined the photo and confirmed it is not one of the whales found dead earlier this month. The whale found north of Clam Gulch is about 20-24 feet long, NOAA said, and gray whale calves are born about 15 feet long, so it is likely a young whale.
A gray whale was
, near the Placer and Twentymile rivers.