Two Whales Found Washed Up

A mother whale and her young calf were found washed ashore in Carteret County.

The adult pygmy sperm whale and her calf were found at Cape Lookout National Seashore Wednesday, according to the Carteret News-Times.

The paper says the mother was already dead when it came onshore inside Lookout Bight. The Marine Mammal Stranding Network determined the best option for the calf was to euthanize it. There is no place in the state to bring the calf, and scientists have not found a way to replicate the mother's milk of a pygmy sperm whale.

Officials did not find any evidence of a fishing net.


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  • by Guppy Location: Ocean on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    Sometimes the little fish win. These fat fish kill thousands of us little fish daily. Thank you Beach!!!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    It's not unusual to see a whale lying on the beach(most are wearing tiny bikini's)
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      by wow on Sep 24, 2011 at 10:48 AM in reply to pete
      LOL..........
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    In addition, it's take, not bring. Rule is "Bring it here, take it there".
  • by Stone on Sep 23, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    That's a pygmy whale.
  • by Wondering on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    Navy using sonar again?
  • by Jennifer on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    Heart breaking :(
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    Sad way to go into a weekend.
  • by Really? Location: Bertie on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    And the picture is a dolphin why???
  • by Mindyleigh Location: NC on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    This poor thing, hope the baby gets the help..
    • reply
      by Reallly? on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:59 AM in reply to Mindyleigh
      The story states they euthanized the baby
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        by yea on Sep 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM in reply to Reallly?
        well maybe this is the updated story.......ever think of that?? and while you're at it, criticizing others, learn how to spell!! :)
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Poor baby whale :(
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