[Ed. – A climate cycle thing? Too soon to know. Apparently none of the whales shows any signs of human tampering. The dead whales aren’t unusual; it’s the number of them in a short time that has locals stumped. Whale necropsies to follow.]
Five days after a humpback whale washed ashore at North Carolina’s Oregon Inlet, two more appeared over the weekend on the barrier islands that line the Virginia-North Carolina coast, according to a Facebook post by the Lago Mar on the Back Bay community in Virginia.
One humpback whale was found around midnight Saturday in Corolla, N.C., and the second came ashore Sunday near Sandbridge in Virginia’s Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, said the post.
“These are the second and third juvenile Humpbacks found dead on the Currituck Banks Peninsula in less than a week,” said the post. “Another was found on February 12 north of Oregon Inlet near Nags Head.”