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Fourth Humpback Whale Washes Ashore

This video of a stranded, female humpback whale was taken Sunday by BeachPosts at Whalehead Beach in Corolla.

COROLLA — Another humpback whale has washed up on an Outer Banks beach.

A video of the humpback whale rolling in the surf at Whalehead Beach in Corolla was posted Sunday by BeachPosts, a company that provides beach vacation and travel information.

On Sunday, a necropsy was performed on the 2-year-old, 27-foot-long whale that may have died from entanglement, Karen Clark, director of the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla, confirmed to WAVY.

The female humpback is the fourth whale in eight weeks to wash up on beaches near the Virginia and North Carolina state line, according to the News & Observer,

The Charlotte Observer reported that the weekend after the first humpback whale washed ashore near Oregon Inlet Feb. 12, a day after being seen floating in the ocean near Nags Head, two more whales were stranded, one in Corolla and one in Virginia’s Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, according to a the Lago Mar on the Back Bay in Virginia.

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