RICHMOND (NOVEME 1130) – The shrub whale washed at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on November 16 was probably hit by a ship, according to the Department of Fisheries and the Ocean (DFO).
The results of the autopsy on a whale are in line with the "catastrophic impact of a ship with propeller injuries".
The DFO says there is an investigation.
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"The results of these necropsy will serve the increasing amount of knowledge that will help in assessing the threat of whales from the health point of view of the population," read the DFO release. "This data allows us to track trends, pathogens or other indicators that can affect their lifecycle."
WATCH: A dead whale discovered the Tsawwassen ferry terminal
The whale was first seen floating in the water on the Tsawwassen ferry on Nov. 16.
The Coast Guard had to be called to take the animal to Sea Island for an autopsy.
Members of the first nation Tsawwassen held a ceremony that boasted the hump after its discovery.
Files from Lasie Kretzel