Biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take tissue and skin samples from a decomposing grey whale in April 2016. Photo: Los Angeles Times via TNS

Grey whales are starving to death in the Pacific and scientists don’t know why

  • Thirty-one dead grey whales have been spotted along the US west coast since January, the most for this time of year since 2000
  • Death toll expected to climb through May as the animals continue their annual migration from Mexico to their icy feeding grounds in the Arctic
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Biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take tissue and skin samples from a decomposing grey whale in April 2016. Photo: Los Angeles Times via TNS
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