Pilot Whale Washes Ashore

This deceased pilot whale was found washed up on shore in Tremont on Wednesday.

TREMONT — Researchers at Allied Whale in Bar Harbor have retrieved the carcass of a pilot whale that was found washed up on the beach here on Wednesday.

The whale was discovered on Back Beach Wednesday morning.

Pilot whales can be found all around the world. They are the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family.

They are capable of diving to depths of more than 1,000 feet.

Pilot whales can reach lengths of approximately 20 feet. They can weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

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Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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