Two more dead North Atlantic right whales have washed ashore on the west coast of Newfoundland.
That brings the confirmed death toll up to nine this summer according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
1/3 #RightWhale update: 2 more whale carcasses found on west coast of Newfoundland. At least one is previously uncounted.
— DFO_NL (@DFO_NL) July 30, 2017
According to DFO at least one of the whales was not counted among the previous eight whale carcasses spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in recent weeks.
DFO is working to confirm the cause of death for the two most recent right whales to turn up dead.