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: 2 Giraffes Killed In Fire At Roer's Zoofari In Northern Virginia
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: Puppy Stolen From Backyard At Northwest Baltimore Home Returned To Owner
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: Bonded Pair Of Blind Cats At Maryland SPCA Need 'Purrrfect' Home