Whale washes up on Oak Island beach

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OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Marine biologists are evaluating a male sperm whale that washed up on an Oak Island beach Thursday morning, WTVD reports.

It happened near Southeast 22nd Street near the Ocean Crest Fishing Pier.

WWAY-TV reporter Jenna Kurzyna posted a live video of the whale on Facebook.

A University of North Carolina at Wilmington biologist said the whale is not in a healthy condition and its prospects are not good.