NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Experts Monitoring Young Pilot Whale In Plymouth Harbor

View Comments
A young pilot whale swims in Plymouth Harbor. (Photo Credit: David G. Curran/ SatelliteNewsService.com)

A young pilot whale swims in Plymouth Harbor. (Photo Credit: David G. Curran/ SatelliteNewsService.com)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Environmental officials were monitoring a juvenile short-finned pilot whale that was spotted swimming around Plymouth Harbor on Monday.

Pilot whales typically travel in pods of 10 to 50 whales. This particular animal appeared to be alone.

Experts at the New England Aquarium say they are particularly concerned about the whale’s health.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports

While long-finned pilot whales are common in New England waters, aquarium spokesperson Tony LaCasse says the short-finned pilot rarely travels north of New Jersey.

Last week, a short-finned pilot whale died after beaching itself in Duxbury.

Days later, another one beached and died in Truro.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,989 other followers