Whale that Entered Elizabeth River is Dead

August 22, 2014 12:15 PM

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The whale that had entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week died on Thursday morning along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. Joan Barns, spokeswoman of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, confirmed the news.

The creature is believed to be a sei whale - a "great whale" that normally inhabits deep ocean waters - though a necropsy will be required to confirm this.

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