Dead whale spotted near Cape Henry in Virginia Beach

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Weller

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A dead whale was spotted in the water near Cape Henry early this morning.

Matt Klepeisz, spokesman for the Virginia Aquarium, said a juvenile humpback whale was spotted late last night or early this morning. He said a Virginia Aquarium team is currently removing the whale from the area.

An necropsy is expected to be done tomorrow, according to Klepeisz.

This is the third time a dead whale has been discovered in the Hampton Roads area in the past two weeks. Just two weeks ago, a dead juvenile whale was found near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and another was found near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge- Tunnel last weekend. 

Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.

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