August 23, 2011

Outer Banks Voice: Rare stranding may yield clues to little-known whale

by Sam Walker
August 22, 2011

Marine experts say last week’s stranding of a True’s beaked whale on the Currituck Outer Banks was a rare event, but they are using the opportunity to learn more about the marine mammal.


The Outer Banks Marine Mammal Stranding Network said the whale was spotted on the beach in the Ocean Hill section of Corolla on August 16.


Shortly thereafter staff from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, and the the stranding network arrived on the scene...

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