VGT 256 Gervais’ beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus)
Stranding teams examine a rare Gervais'
beaked whale that stranded in Atlantic Beach, NC
on February 10, 2011.
The stranding of a rare Gervais’ beaked whale on Atlantic Beach on February 10, 2011 called for the assistance of several scientists and volunteers. UNCW assisted the NC Division of Marine Fisheries, NC State University and the NC Maritime Museum, among others, in the response to this rare stranding event.