Dr. Haulena shares necropsy reports are inconclusive and we continue to gather test results. “I will not rest until we find some answers.” pic.twitter.com/jo64Vz1oIE
— Vancouver Aquarium (@vanaqua) November 28, 2016
The Aquarium’s Dr. John Nightingale says the necropsies were inconclusive.
However, he says Aurora’s liver was “traumatically compromised” indicating a toxin or bacteria could have invaded her system.
“We’re still seeking clarity on why the two whales displaced similar symptoms during the very sudden onset of their illnesses.”
He says they will continue to investigate the cause of death.
“We’re investigating all possibilities absolutely nothing is off the table.”
Nightingale says it has to be assumed the two deaths are related because both had the same clinical signs.
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Originally posted on CKNW.com.