BREAKING: Beached Whale Found at Fort Morgan

Image courtesy Fort Morgan VFD

UPDATE September 2, 2017 4:55 p.m.

IMMS Executive Director Dr. Moby Solangi said, “The animal is in the water, and breathing okay. He’s stabilized very well and looking better, but he’s not out of the woods. We sent bloodwork to the hospital and by this evening we should have a general idea of the road ahead.”

UPDATE September 2, 2017 3:40 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab says the whale is being taken to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Mississippi.

The animal is a Melon-Headed whale. This is the same type of whale that washed onshore two years ago in Gulf Shores.

There is no word on what caused the animal to wash onshore, but the animal is expected to make a full recovery.

Baldwin County, AL (WKRG)

A small whale is being transported to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab today after being discovered beached in the Fort Morgan area.

Beach goers surrounded a beached whale early Saturday morning near Bernard Court East on Ft Morgan.

The small whale was alive and several folks tried to get it back in the Gulf. Dauphin Island Sea Lab experts were called and loaded the whale onto a truck and it was taken to a nearby rescue facility.–E-mail from News 5’s Debbie Williams

 

A spokesman for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab said the whale was in transit right now but couldn’t provide more details.  We don’t know the health of the animal or what might be wrong with the whale.

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