Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

August 19, 2014 7:40 PM

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"It seemed to be kind of swimming in circles -- no particular direction," said Captain Brook Smith.

The whale's strange behavior has officials worried that it might be sick and disoriented. The whale has yet to be identified, but Mark Swingle, director of research and conservation at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, told the Virginia-Pilot that it may be a sei whale.

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