Monday, March 18, 2013
Dr. Kristi West, Alden Tagarino, Shane Cha and Sa'ia Lavata'i are performing a necropsy along with assistance from Anthony Sagapolutele, Hanipale Hanipale, Ailao Tualaulelei, Avele Lalogafuafua. They found a baby beaked whale with plastic bottle caps, pieces of wood and a fruit of a tree in the stomach. This female Beaked Whale was approximately 12.96 ft long and weighing about 880kgs. Gut samples and Organ Tissue were sent to Hawaii for further investigation.