UPDATE: Sperm Whale sighted close to shore in Montrose; prognosis poor

Baldwin County

UPDATE(1:38 PM 11/22/2020) — The Sperm Whale in Montrose is stranded and Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Marine Mammal Research program (DISLMMR) is on scene. Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network, veterinarians and biologists are tending to the animal and monitoring the condition. Unfortunately, the prognoses of the Sperm Whale is poor.

The public is urged to stay away from the whale as getting close will put the whale under more stress. DISLMMR is asking to keep drones, boats, kayaks, and anything that makes noise to keep away from the whale.

The whale is going to be monitored for 24 hours.

MONTROSE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Sperm Whale in Mobile Bay was sighted close to shore in Montrose.

WKRG News 5 received a call from a viewer stating that the Sperm Whale spotted in Mobile Bay had seemed to get stuck in Montrose and that people were trying to help it swim out to sea.

The Alabama Stranding Network confirmed that the whale is in Montrose, however, that there are no people currently trying to get the whale back into deeper waters. Only those associated with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Marine Mammal Research Program are trying to, and are allowed to assist the whale.

This story is currently in development and we will have more information to you as soon as it arrives.


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