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Pygmy Whale Necropsy | by NOAA's National Ocean Service
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Pygmy Whale Necropsy

Scientists from the Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research begin necropsy of two pygmy killer whales. Samples were collected from these two rarely seen animals for biotoxin analysis, contaminant analysis, and histopathology to determine the causes of death.

 

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(Original source: National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

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Taken on July 23, 2009