Sperm Whale Washes Ashore Early Sunday in North Ocean City, Dies

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Officials from the National Aquarium say the sperm whale that was reported stranded along the shoreline in front of the High Point South Condos early Sunday has died.

Photo from High Point South Condominium Facebook page

As the lead responder for live whale/cetacean strandings in the State of Maryland, the National Aquarium dispatched a team to Ocean City Sunday where the small whale was reported stranded around 6:45 a.m.

Here is drone footage provided by Campos Media.

Around 1:30 p.m., Aquarium veterinarians determined that the juvenile sperm whale had died. Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ocean City removed the remains from the beach. DNR will lead a team in performing a necropsy, an animal autopsy, to attempt to learn more about this animal and why it stranded.

Video courtesy Campos Media