Photo courtesy Virginia Aquarium
Updated: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012, 3:48 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012, 3:40 PM EDT
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says a humpback whale that was found stranded on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be euthanized.
The whale was found on a secluded section of Wallops Island on Wednesday morning.
The aquarium's marketing director, Linda Candler, says stranded whales typically don't survive. Candler says initial reports from a stranding response team indicated that the whale is a large juvenile.
She says the whale is between 30 and 40 feet long. A necropsy will be performed on Thursday.
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