Fin whale found on the beach in Pass Christian

77 views – Brooke Parker – 2023-01-09 15:07:39

Marine officials are investigating after a fin whale washed up near the beach in Saturday.

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies received a call that a whale had washed ashore. The , , and NOAA were called in for reinforcements to move the 100,000-pound animal.

After much trial and error, the dead whale was retrieved from the water using a tractor and manpower.

Following a necropsy, it was determined to be a fin whale, the second largest type of whale in the world.

These whales do not come to the shore except when sick. IMMS…

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