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: