WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says a humpback whale that was found stranded on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be euthanized.
The whale was found on a secluded section of Wallops Island on Wednesday morning.
The aquarium's marketing director, Linda Candler, says stranded whales typically don't survive. Candler says initial reports from a stranding response team indicated that the whale is a large juvenile.
She says the whale is between 30 and 40 feet long. A necropsy will be performed on Thursday.
ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA has launched a rocket carrying an inflatable heat-shield technology demonstration flight from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The agency says a Black Brant XI sounding rocket carrying the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment was launched Monday morning. It's projected to splash down about 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC.