February 8, 2009

Humpback Whale Washes Ashore on Oak Island

A 30 foot whale weighing approximately 15 tons washed ashore on Oak Island over the weekend.

The following blog has numerous photos of the 2 year old male whale and the activities involved in studying and disposing of the carcass.

Warning: many of the photos are graphic.

Photo by Satu Harris

To read about past whale strandings on area beaches, click here:

Here is a youtube video of the whale submitted by dirkdiggler10000:
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