BREAKING NEWS OHA reports 342 new cases, 5 new deaths Full Story

Stranded whale euthanized in Waldport

Scientists say the tide was too low to rescue the stranded humpback.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 12:26 PM
Updated: Aug 15, 2019 7:55 PM

WALDPORT, Ore. -- A stranded humpback whale has been euthanized, officials say, as water levels were too low to free the animal.

Officials say they are bringing in crews to help bury the baby whale.

The decision to euthanize the whale was announced at a beach press conference in Waldport Thursday morning.

The next high tide was scheduled for around 2:15 p.m. today, but was expected to be a lower high tide than in the morning.

In previous high tides, the whale made it out to breakers but ended up back on the beach.

Experts say it is not uncommon for baby whales to die.



Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19366

Reported Deaths: 328
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah449793
Washington284923
Marion269268
Umatilla206024
Clackamas142136
Malheur67610
Deschutes5408
Lane5233
Lincoln3959
Jackson3941
Union3882
Yamhill38611
Jefferson3113
Morrow3051
Polk29612
Linn25410
Klamath1961
Wasco1703
Hood River1690
Benton1576
Douglas1341
Josephine1071
Coos850
Clatsop820
Columbia790
Crook431
Baker330
Lake320
Tillamook300
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney80
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 88°
Corvallis
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 87°
Roseburg
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events