NEWINGTON, N.H. — Investigators are trying to determine what caused the death of a whale found in New Hampshire’s Great Bay.
Ashley Stokes, rescue manager at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, tells the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/2tD7VXB) the dead whale, found Tuesday morning, is most likely a minke whale, which are fairly common in the area. She believes it was a juvenile about 12 to 13 feet long.
The whale was being relocated from where it was found in Newington.
Stokes said a full necropsy of the whale will not be possible because of its decomposed state. The Seacoast Science Center is collaborating with the New England Aquarium to conduct a limited necropsy.
Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com