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Beachgoers, team try to save whale that came ashore on Holden Beach

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

HOLDEN BEACH—A huddle of humans placed wet towels and poured water on a pygmy whale that stranded itself on Holden Beach Saturday morning.

Seeing the stranded whale was a rare experience for the two dozen people clustered around the sea mammal.

Despite efforts to save the whale by beachcombers and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Marine Mammal Response Team, the male whale died enroute to a veterinarian.


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