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Exam shows whale calf had respiratory problems

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2013

~~<p>Preliminary necropsy findings on a humpback whale calf that died off an East Honolulu beach indicate the mammal may have been battling some sort of respiratory infection, according to one of the scientists at Hawaii Pacific University involved in the examination.</p>
<p>A team of biologists and students at HPU, as well as veterinarians from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, performed a necropsy Tuesday. The male humpback whale died at about 8:40 p.m. Monday in waters off Kawaikui Beach Park near Aina Haina.</p>
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Preliminary necropsy findings on a humpback whale calf that died off an East Honolulu beach indicate the mammal may have been battling some sort of respiratory infection, according to one of the scientists at Hawaii Pacific University involved in the examination.

A team of biologists and students at HPU, as well as veterinarians from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, performed a necropsy Tuesday. The male humpback whale died at about 8:40 p.m. Monday in waters off Kawaikui Beach Park near Aina Haina. Login for more...



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