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Request for Whale Carcass Drift Analysis off the North Carolina Coast

Offshore North Carolina | 2024-Mar-05

Initial Notification: On March 5, 2024, NOAA Fisheries Southeast contacted the NOAA SSC requesting a drift analysis for a 30-foot humpback whale carcass floating approximately 25 miles off the North Carolina coast, in the vicinity of the Outer Banks. The SSC contacted the ERD Oceanographer on call with the request.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Tags:Marine Mammal
Latitude (approximate): 34° 12.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 76° 24.60′ West