Dead whale washes up in Delaware River port

A dead whale was found Friday morning at the Port of Wilmington. 

 

The massive marine mammal was found in the Delaware River just east of Wilmington early Friday morning. Officials are still investigating how the whale got there and working on recovering the animal’s body.

While Wilmington is a long way from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s not the first time a whale has come up the Delaware River. In 2005, a beluga whale made it as far north as Trenton. In 1995, a massive right whale traveled up the river as far north as Pennsauken, NJ. That whale beached itself at a nearby oil terminal before disappearing after about 10 days. That whale was later spotted near Canada.

In July 2015, a manatee was spotted swimming in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. 

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