2 more belugas dead at Marineland marking 17 whale deaths since 2019

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Two more beluga whales have died at Marineland, bringing the total number of whale deaths since 2019 to 17.

Ontario’s Animal Welfare Services has been investigating the Niagara Falls tourist attraction since 2020.

“The ministry has been made aware that two beluga whales at Marineland have passed away this March,” said Brent Ross, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the government body responsible for animal welfare.

The province did not say how the whales died.

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In a statement, Marineland said “independent necropsies confirm the two belugas both died from torsion after valiant medical efforts to assist them.”

Torsion refers to an abnormal

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