Stranded whale stuck in Rhode Island marsh in poor condition, officials say

Friday, March 1, 2024
Stranded whale stuck in marsh in poor condition, officials say
A 30-foot whale stuck in a marsh in Rhode Island is being monitored closely by local rescuers.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- A Rhode Island community is keeping a close watch on a stranded whale in South Kingstown.

The marine mammal was spotted Thursday morning stuck in the Succotash Marsh.

It is believed to be a fin whale that appears to be around 30 feet long.

It could be seen breathing and does not appear to have any injuries.

However, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says it isn't doing well.

Local rescuers are monitoring its condition closely, hoping the whale will be able to free itself at high tide.

If not, they are going to look at other options to get the whale back in the deep water.