Two humpback whales that made a 90-mile river journey from San Francisco to the outskirts of Sacramento have injuries that appear to have come from a propeller, marine experts said Wednesday.

The whales, believed to be a mother and her calf, were diagnosed by researchers from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito using photos taken Wednesday in the Port of Sacramento, then blown up on computer screens.

Does this ever turn out well? Very sad.


Anonymous said...

It's actually a cut that looks like a rope. The current is ripping it open and keeping it from healing.

lisa said...

Sounds like it may go okay, since their "recorded whale sounds" strategy worked before.