Scientists are saying more research is needed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to determine if it has become an emerging habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales.
The call came yesterday after the badly decomposed remains of a seventh whale were found floating in roughly the same area as six others.
The overturned male was seen bobbing on the surface of the water north of the Magdalen Islands late Wednesday.
Another was found washed up on the beach in Norway, PEI earlier in June.
Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says scientists need to intensify efforts to find out if the whales are making the Gulf one of their primary feeding grounds in a shift away from their traditional habitats in the Bay of Fundy.