A sad but true story for a beaked whale. A beaked whale can sometimes be called a giant bottlenose whale, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This past Monday the whale washed ashore on Myrtle Beach. Now, oceanic scientists are working to determine what caused its death.
According to WSOC-TV, the giant bottlenose whale (or beaked whale) was spotted between 49th Avenue North and 57th Avenue North between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to Fisheries Biologist with the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, David Player.
After research was done, a necropsy is planned to determine what caused its death. David Player said a necropsy will be carried out by the federal side of DNR and beach patrol was taking the carcass to the area close to the animal shelter on 10th Avenue North.