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Sadly, whales have been injured or killed and washed ashore over the years in the Outer Banks. In 2004 a dead Right Whale washed ashore in Corolla, just down the beach from our home. The Stranded Response Team from the Virginia Aquarium arrived to study the unfortunate whale and perform a necropsy. The whale was identified as a Right Whale, and sadly, was pregnant with a calf. Right whales are named as such because they were the “right whales to kill.” A right whale moves slowly, has a high yield of oil, swims in warmer waters and floats when it is killed. The Right whale can weigh up to 220,000 pounds and is one of the rarest mammals in the North Atl...