Officials discover cause of death for false killer whale (Hawaii, USA)

The ocean update

Photo by Ian Chun. Photo by Ian Chun.

December 19th, 2015 (Tom Callis). A deceased false killer whale found near South Point last month died from abnormal blood clot formations in its heart and lungs, according to state officials.

The 1,300-pound animal was found in early November along the shoreline and transported by a flatbed truck to Kona International Airport, where it was flown to Honolulu for examination.

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