BALTIMORE STANDING TOGETHER: WJZ, The Baltimore Sun & the University of Baltimore will hold town hall meetings to talk about the issues our city is facing. City leaders will share their plans & answer your questions. Be Heard Baltimore. CLICK HERE to contact us with your questions.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A dead whale that was spotted over the weekend near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia has washed ashore.

Media outlets report officials with the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center say the humpback whale was located Tuesday on an Eastern Shore bayside beach just north of Kiptopeke State Park.

Officials estimate the whale is 35 feet long.

It’s not yet known how it died. A necropsy to determine the cause of death is planned Wednesday.

This is the second time in a week a dead whale has been spotted in the area. On Thursday, a juvenile humpback was found floating near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Officials have said an initial exam showed wounds on that whale consistent with a strike by a large propeller.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE