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NOAA contract boat kills blue whale

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Environmentalists and fishermen on California's North Coast are calling for an independent investigation into the killing of an endangered blue whale off Fort Bragg by a mapping survey boat contracted by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The 72-foot female blue whale, a new mother, perished Oct. 19, after being hit by the 78-foot Pacific Star, under contract to NOAA to update maps of the ocean floor

Click here to read a report on the investigation and controversy in National Geographic.

David Gurney, in his article on the Ocean Protection Coalition Web site, demands a full and independent investigation of the incident.

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