Posted by: The ocean update | July 18, 2016
Pilot Whale Found Dead On Sand Bar Off Chatham (Massachussetts, USA)
CCB media photo
July 18th, 2016. CHATHAM – A rescue team from the International Fund For Animal Welfare responded to a stranded pilot whale off the Chatham coast Monday morning.
IFAW spokesperson Shawna Moos said the 17 foot whale was on a sand bar about 50 yards off Hardings Beach.
It was already dead when crews arrived on scene.
IFAW planned on towing the whale to a facility in Woods Hole to create a necropsy.
Moos said they were notified about the stranding from a call to their stranding hotline.
Misty Niemeyer, IFAW necropsy coordinator, and Katherine McKenna, marine mammal stranding apprentice, discuss the best means of securing a dead pilot whale for transport to Stage Harbor. Kat Szmit Photo
Posted in Dolphins, Endangered biodiversity, Marine mammals, Stranding, Threats | Tags: beached pilot whale, Chatham coast, dolphins at risk, endangered biodiversity, Massacussetts, Stranding, USA