MMSN team strategizing on beating the surf

MMSN team strategizing on beating the surf

A Humpback whale washed up on the beach of Southern Shores yesterday. The Marine Mammal Stranding team led by our fearless leader, Karen Clark of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, fought icy waters and big winter surf to collect samples for ongoing scientific studies. After contemplating many strategies, the team donned waders and ventured into the surf to get the job done.

Karen Clark assessing the situation

Karen Clark assessing the situation

Making key measurements

Making key measurements