Pygmy Whale Strands in Portsmouth, RI

Pygmy Whale Strands in Portsmouth, RI
Pygmy Sperm Whale, photo/namibian.org

EastBayRI.com: A young whale was found stranded on Island Park Beach Saturday afternoon [Dec. 13], but ultimately had to be euthanized by a rescue team from Mystic Aquarium.

According to Dale Wolbrink, the aquarium’s director of public relations, the Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team responded to the beach for a stranding call at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The whale was identified as a juvenile female pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps), according to Ms. Wolbrink.

Read more about the pygmy whale that was stranded on a Portsmouth, RI, beach.