A right whale was found dead in the waters off
North Carolina's Outer Banks and towed to shore.
Experts are now trying to determine the cause of death of the
whale, saying that there are only about 400 of the whales in
Officials say the male right whale was one-to-two years old and
25-to-26 feet long. Several groups were working to perform a
necropsy, or animal autopsy, on the whale.
Anglers first sighted the whale floating off the Outer Banks on
The female whales and young males migrate to calving grounds on
the Georgia-Florida border. The migration back north began in the
middle of March and will continue until the second or third week of