ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Crews are working to remove the body of a humpback whale that was stranded along the Maryland coast last week.
The whale, which the state’s Department of Natural Resources said was a Gulf of Maine humpback whale named Pivot, was found stranded Thursday night.READ MORE: National Aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center To Offer In-Person Tours
Officials are still working to determine what led to Pivot’s death, adding Tuesday the whale’s body was being removed from the surf.READ MORE: Baltimore County Fire Crews Rescues Fawns
In a Facebook post, the Assateague Island National Seashore urged people not to go near it, adding whales can spread diseases to humans and pets.MORE NEWS: National Aquarium Recognizes World Sea Turtle Day