4 dead whales have washed up along Outer Banks and Virginia in past 2 weeks


    Courtesy of Corolla Beach Rescue

    Four dead whales have recently beached along the Outer Banks and Virginia, concerning scientist over the rising death toll.

    News outlets report a humpback was found dead Sunday in Corolla, North Carolina. Crews found hemorrhaging near the back of its head under the skin, a sign of a ship strike. Another humpback was found not far away Sunday. A third turned up dead last week near Oregon Inlet. A dwarf sperm whale was also found two weeks ago.

    Courtesy of Corolla Beach Rescue

    Karen Clark, with the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla, says two or three humpback whales a year typically wash ashore dead between Ocracoke and Corolla. A report says 84 humpbacks died along the eastern seaboard in the past three years, causing it to be declared an "unusual mortality event."

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