VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A dead whale was spotted near Chic’s Beach and the Lynnhaven Pier early Sunday morning.
The Virginia Aquarium has removed it from the water.
A necropsy is expected to be done tomorrow, according to spokesperson Matthew Klepeisz with the Virginia Aquarium.
Another dead whale washed ashore this weekend some 100 miles south of Virginia Beach at the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina, according to the Bonehenge Whale Center.
They said the juvenile minke whale was “thin and ill.”
The skull and baleen will be studied and displayed at their center in the future.