15-Foot Whale Washes Up in Wildwood Crest

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Cindy Persichetti

    Officials are performing an autopsy on a whale that washed up on a beach in Wildwood Crest.

    The dead whale was found Sunday morning around 7 a.m. on Syracuse Street and the beach. A spokesperson from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center says that the animal is a “pilot whale.”

    Center Director Bob Schoelkopf told The Press of Atlantic City that the 15-foot whale, weighing close to a ton, was emaciated. He said a necropsy will be performed to determine what killed the whale.
     
    Schoelkopf said the stranding center also collected a dead 80-pound loggerhead sea turtle on Sunday, after it washed up in Stone Harbor. He said the turtle appeared to have died after being hit by a boat.
     

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