WITN  | Outer Banks  | News, Weather, Sports

Two Whales, Several Turtles Wash Ashore

Labor Day was not so good for two whales and several turtles that washed ashore and died on the Outer Banks.

A 14-foot false killer whale, which is rare in North Carolina, washed up on the beach at South Nags Head on Saturday. That's according to the Virginian-Pilot, which reports a 30-foot humpback whale was found badly decomposed Tuesday at Southern Shores.

Officials say the bad weather probably contributed to the stranding of the whales, along with ten sea turtles. Only one of the turtles in all, survived. Several agencies are investigating.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 58024697