Experts perform necropsy on whale that washed up on shore at Charlestown beach

Necropsy being performed on whale at Charlestown beach, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (WLNE)

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — Expert and staff from Mystic Aquarium performed a necropsy on whale that rushed up on a Charlestown beach Thursday.

According to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the minke whale washed up on shore at East Beach in Charlestown Tuesday.

The Department of Environmental Management said the minke whale is a common species for this area of water.

Thursday, Department of Environmental Management officials were joined by the experts from Mystic Aquarium to perform the necropsy.

The results of the necropsy will come from the staff at Mystic Aquarium.

The necropsy was done at the beach.

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