WAM 649 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

humpback whale strands on oak island

WAM 649 Humpback whale strands on Oak
Island beach on February 8th. The whale
showed signs of recent entanglement.

On February 8, 2009, UNCW received a phone call from Oak Island Police about a large dark whale floating in the water. UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Team, in collaboration with Oak Island Municipalities, carried out a necropsy on the male humpback whale, which showed evidence of recent entanglement.


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