Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) say they are aware of the Facebook post concerning a beached Bowhead whale carcass approximately 80 kilometres from Kugaaruk, Nunavut.

Holly Foerter is the Regional Director of Communications for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

“DFO Resource Management staff have contacted the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board to determine the feasibility of conducting a site visit to collect additional information and biological samples for further investigation,” Foerter said. “We have no additional information or details at this time.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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