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Starvation killing grey whales, scientists suspect climate change

A gray whale found dead off Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California.

Publisher’s note: Lana Cohen is a Report For America fellow covering the environment for The Mendo Voice and KZYX. Her position was created with financial support from the Community Foundation of Mendocino , the GroundTruth Project ’s Report for America initiative , and readers like you. If you’d to support Lana’s work you can contribute at this website or email us at publisher@mendovoice.com . Lana is available at LCohen@mendovoice.com . The Mendocino Voice maintains full editorial control of this work.

MENDOCINO, 7/13/2020 — Responding to whales stranded on the beach is nothing new to Sheila Siemans, but the relative regularity of the event doesn’t make it any less shocking. Walking out on to the coast and seeing such a big, majestic animal stuck on the shore when it should be gliding in the water is difficult to process every time. “There’s nothing more disturbing, viscerally disturbing than seeing a whale dead on your beach, and having to understand what caused that,” said Siemans, the executive director at the Noyo Center for Marine Science , an independent nonprofit education, research, and conservation facility located at the headlands […]

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