November 25, 2017

Va. Aquarium's stranding team helps marine animals

“These can present pretty challenging responses,” said Lynott. “Large whale response requires a lot of logistics.”

The next day, center staff members and volunteers flew to Tangier Island and boated to the whale, which was deceased. Two days later, another group of staff members and volunteers arrived to collect samples in an effort to learn how the animal died.

It was yet another trip for specialists to the Eastern Shore, where the center, which operates under the Virginia Aquarium, has a primary role in helping marine mammals and sea turtles in need.

While the popular aquarium is known for its 800,000 gallons of

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