Humpback whale washes ashore Corolla beach

Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 19:16:47-04

COROLLA, N.C. – A whale washed ashore Whalehead Beach in Corolla Sunday, a spokesperson with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network Team confirmed to News 3.

Photo: Beach Posts/Rick Blair/Facebook

Officials performed a necropsy on the 27 1/2-foot juvenile female humpback whale Monday. While they are still unsure how it died, visible injuries show it may have become entangled in netting.

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Video courtesy of Rick Blair of BeachPosts