Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Third Whale Dies in Bay Region

Third dead humpback whale found washed ashore in Va.
A third dead humpback whale has been spotted in the Hampton Roads area this month.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center spokesman Matt Klepeisz says a male juvenile humpback whale came ashore on Virginia Beach either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Aquarium stranding team coordinator Alex Costidis tells The Virginian-Pilot that the 30-foot-long whale had three large wounds that were probably caused by propellers.
Either a boat propeller or a Megalodon . . .
He estimated the whale was 2 to 4 years old and weighed 13,000 to 16,000 pounds.
Still a toddler. I guess mama didn't teach him/her not to play in traffic.
A dead humpback whale was also found near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on Feb. 2 and another was discovered dead near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Feb. 4.
More work for the Whale CSI folk.

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