Wildlife Experts Continue to Monitor Stranded Whale on Samoa Beach

SAMOA (KIEM) – Animal experts continue to monitor a humpback whale stranded on Samoa Beach. The humpback whale has been stranded on the beach for over forty-eight hour.

When residents found the creature, it was entangled in fishing nets.

But thanks to wildlife experts, they were able to free the whale within an hour. Wildlife experts say, the whale is about thirty-feet long which means this whale is not fully grown.

HSU Marine Mammal Stranding Project is partnering Fish and Wildlife, North Coast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and State Parks.

Experts say, the chance of the whale surviving are low.

Humpback whales, blue whales, and other whales appear along the coast around this time of the year.