Whale Washes Up In Cape Henlopen State Park

   A couple of weekends ago when the weather was really frigid and the seas were rough from the winds.  An adult pygmy sperm whale washed up on the beach in Cape Henlopen State park not far from the point on the ocean-side.  Art Sullivan took a bunch of pictures and contacted MERR after they found the whale.  Art Sullivan … “We found it not too far from where the last whale washed up and contacted MERR.” 

   

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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan

MERR responded and checked the whale out, before they could recover it however the strong currents and higher than normal lunar tides pulled the whale back out to sea.  Suzanne Thurman …  “This was our first whale of 2019, our volunteers collected as much information as they could before it washed back out to sea due to the heavy storm surge.  It was too decomposed to tell any cause of death.”  

Fish On!

Rich King  

 

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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan
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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan
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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan
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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan
pygmy sperm whale, MERR, beached whale, cape henlopen state park, marine education research and rehabilitation institute
Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan
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Pygmy sperm whale (adult) that washed up at Cape Henlopen … photo by Art Sullivan

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