Humpback whale frees itself after grounding off Duck

By on June 1, 2016


A humpback whale was able to swim away Wednesday morning after grounding for nearly two hours off the Ocean Crest Way beach access in Duck.

Denise Walsh, director of public information, marketing and events for the Town of Duck, said the cetacean was spotted in the surf near the Southern Shores town line around 10:30 a.m., and freed itself at 12:12 pm.

“It was a great feeling to see the whale break free of the sandbar and rejoin the two whales sighted off shore waiting during the ordeal,” Walsh said.
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