Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

January 23, 2019 | 10 Comments

[Updated] A dead whale washed up in the Devonshire Dock area this morning [Jan 23], with Aquarium staff responding to the area and removing the whale.

According to people at the scene, the whale was seen floating close by the dock this morning before it was retrieved from the waters; Aquarium staff then removed the whale, lifting it onto a boat.

Further details are limited at this time, however officials are expected to provide information later on, and we will update as able.

Update 4.58pm: A spokesperson said, “This morning the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] was notified of a small, dead marine mammal, which was determined to be a juvenile male short fin pilot whale, located just off Devonshire Dock.

“BAMZ performed a necropsy on the animal and found that there was no pathology; the animal did not appear to have been sick at the time of death.

“However, based on the fact that the teeth on the lower jaw had not yet emerged, BAMZ determined that it must have still been nursing and therefore dependent on a mother. The animal did, however, have a small amount of food in its stomach.

“BAMZ is going to look to preserve the whale’s skeleton for educational purpose. Toxicology samples and histopathology samples were taken and will be studied over the coming days.”

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  1. Johnny B says:

    If I was a dead whale and didn’t have time to look pretty I wouldn’t want someone doing a photo shoot of me. #freewilly

  2. spotty says:

    Yah Yah Yah we be seein’ dat bad boy in all de sushi resssaraunts tonight! Yummy

  3. spotty says:

    gonna contact my mates to de Lunch Wagons…she’s gonna be make a nice fish sangwich

  4. Chris B says:

    Will any restaurants be holding a whale tasting?

  5. sage says:

    Looks like a Risso’s dolphin.

  6. sugra says:

    Looks like a Risso’s Dolphin, aka “Grampas” Whale

  7. sage says:

    Let me try again. It looks like a Risso’s Dolphin.

  8. Blah Blah says:

    Looks more like a Dolphin

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