Dead Minke Whale Found in Marsh on Virginia's Eastern Shore - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dead Minke Whale Found in Marsh on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Posted: Updated:
The nearly 24-foot minke whale washed up along a grassy island Saturday outside Wachapreague, about 75 miles north of Norfolk. (Photo credit: David Bell/Virginia Eastern Shore Keeper Facebook Page) The nearly 24-foot minke whale washed up along a grassy island Saturday outside Wachapreague, about 75 miles north of Norfolk. (Photo credit: David Bell/Virginia Eastern Shore Keeper Facebook Page)

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP)- A minke whale has been found dead on a mudflat on Virginia's Eastern Shore and officials say it might have become entangled by a rope or line.
    
Local news organizations report that the nearly 24-foot whale washed up along a grassy island Saturday outside Wachapreague, about 75 miles north of Norfolk.
    
Alexander Costidis, coordinator of the Virginia Aquarium's stranding response program, says the female whale had neck injuries indicating it had been entangled.
    
Costidis couldn't confirm Monday whether the whale's entanglement resulted in its death.
    
He says minke whales are not uncommon in these waters and about one or two get stranded each year along the Virginia and North Carolina coasts.
    
The American Cetacean Society says minke whales have narrow jaws and slender, streamlined bodies.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware Police Arrest Three in Meth Lab Operation

    Delaware Police Arrest Three in Meth Lab Operation

    08/20/2017 16:29:00 -04:002017-08-20 20:29:00 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-08-21 04:24:59 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested three men after information was received into the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a home west of Farmington.More
    Delaware State Police arrested three men after information was received into the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a home west of Farmington.More
  • Mayor: Clayton Police Chief Cited for DUI

    Mayor: Clayton Police Chief Cited for DUI

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:05:02 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:05:02 GMT
    CLAYTON, Del. -- The mayor of Clayton on Friday said the town's council will convene this month for a special executive session after the town's police chief was cited for DUI last weekend.Mayor David Letterman said he confirmed the Aug. 12 incident withMore
    CLAYTON, Del. -- The mayor of Clayton on Friday said the town's council will convene this month for a special executive session after the town's police chief was cited for DUI last weekend.Mayor David Letterman said he confirmed the Aug. 12 incident withMore
  • Salisbury Stores Sold out of Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Salisbury Stores Sold out of Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Sunday, August 20 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-08-20 19:33:38 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-08-20 19:33:38 GMT
    The solar eclipse is just one day away, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. mainland and millions of people will be watching.In order to watch the eclipse safely, you'll need special eclipse glasses to protect your eyes. "Well, I don't have anMore
    The solar eclipse is just one day away, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. mainland and millions of people will be watching.In order to watch the eclipse safely, you'll need special eclipse glasses to protect your eyes. "Well, I don't have anMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • How to Tell the Difference Between Real and Fake Solar Glasses

    How to Tell the Difference Between Real and Fake Solar Glasses

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:04:07 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:04:07 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- People in Salisbury question whether or not the solar glasses that are being sold are real or fake. After the Amazon recall of solar viewers some people in Salisbury said they are now hesitant to buy them.Fran Lane of Salisbury said, "YouMore
    SALISBURY, Md.- People in Salisbury question whether or not the solar glasses that are being sold are real or fake. After the Amazon recall of solar viewers some people in Salisbury said they are now hesitant to buy them.Fran Lane of Salisbury said, "YouMore
  • Delaware Police Arrest Three in Meth Lab Operation

    Delaware Police Arrest Three in Meth Lab Operation

    08/20/2017 16:29:00 -04:002017-08-20 20:29:00 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-08-21 04:24:59 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested three men after information was received into the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a home west of Farmington.More
    Delaware State Police arrested three men after information was received into the manufacturing of methamphetamine (meth) at a home west of Farmington.More
  • Photographers, Experts Say it's OK to Shoot Solar Eclipse with Smartphones

    Photographers, Experts Say It's OK to Shoot Solar Eclipse with Smartphones

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:53:15 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:53:15 GMT
    Amid the debate over whether or not shooting the solar eclipse with a smartphone will cause damage to the device, photographers and experts say most cell phones do not capture enough light to do any damage.More
    Amid the debate over whether or not shooting the solar eclipse with a smartphone will cause damage to the device, photographers and experts say most cellphones do not capture enough light to do any damage.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices