MDB 019 - Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
June 30, 2008 - A small sperm whale that live
stranded the night before is being measured by the
National Park Service, NC Wildlife Commission, and
the UNCW stranding response team.
On June 30, 2008 a live, young of the year sperm whale stranded on Avon Beach, NC. With the colloborative efforts made by the NOAA Beaufort laboratory, UNCW stranding response team, Virginia Aquarium stranding response team, the National Park Service, and the NC Wildlife Commission the animal was necropsied on the beach.