Mashpee Wampanoag tribal police on Monday found another dead great blue heron and officials are just as stymied now as they were when they found the first eight. The latest heron was found in the same location as the previous eight, at the Mashpee River herring run. The property is located on tribal land off of Route 130.
As was the case with the previous eight dead herons, there was no indication of how the bird died.
Tests conducted on the herons has yet to provide any clues as to why the birds have died but the Mashpee Wampanoag Police say until the cause can be determined tribe members are being urged not to eat herring or roe from the Mashpee River herring run.