Stranded Whale on Va. Coast to Be Euthanized

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says a humpback whale that was found stranded on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be euthanized.

The whale was found on a secluded section of Wallops Island on Wednesday morning.

The aquarium's marketing director, Linda Candler, says stranded whales typically don't survive. Candler says initial reports from a stranding response team indicated that the whale is a large juvenile.

She says the whale is between 30 and 40 feet long. A necropsy will be performed on Thursday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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