This just in....
Jon and Cooper were fishing this afternoon and saw this.
They thought it was a tent at first....and then realized that it was indeed a whale. Sadly, he wasn't alive.
They called a friend who called the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and they dispatched a team of biologists to come to the site. It's not everyday that this happens and understandably they are interested.
I can't imagine.
Cooper and Jon were mesmerized by his size and the fact that they were indeed seeing what they thought they saw.
I'm glad for a few things....1) iPhones and 2) dads who realize that safety is indeed a factor in times like these (note his hand holding on to Cooper).
I hope that the whale didn't suffer, but from the quick internet search that I did it seems that he probably did. So sad.
Chalk one up for science and weekend fishing trips!!