Beluga whale final necropsy results expected in 4 to 6 weeks

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Posted: Oct 24, 2015 5:18 PM
Beluga whale final necropsy results expected in 4 to 6 weeks

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Aquarium officials say they are working diligently to find the cause of recent death of a female beluga whale that died suddenly.

Aquarium CEO Mike Leven said at a news conference Saturday that they should know the final necropsy results in four to six weeks for the female whale Maris.

The whale died Thursday at the aquarium. Maris was one of the first beluga whales to arrive at the aquarium.

Chief veterinary officer Dr. Gregory Bossart said Maris showed no signs of illness, was eating normally, and was interacting well with the aquarium's two other beluga whales, Grayson and Qinu.

Leven says Grayson and Qinu are doing well and have adjusted to being without Maris.

Maris, born in 1994, arrived at the Georgia Aquarium in 2005.