Dead whale washes ashore at Grandview Nature Preserve

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A dead whale was found at the Grandview Nature Preserve in Hampton.

Matthew Klepeisz with the Virginia Aquarium confirmed a Minke whale washed ashore at the Preserve on State Park Drive.

The aquarium said their investigation revealed findings consistent with systemic infection resulting in sepsis. They also learned the whale’s tail was removed. Klepeisz says people should know that is illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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