A decomposed juvenile humpback whale washed up off Corolla on Friday, and was swept away by the nor’easter, and returned Monday five miles to the south in Duck.

The Outer Banks Marine Mammal Stranding Network received a phone call Friday about a large dead whale floating off the sand bar in Pine Island, according to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission program coordinator Karen Clark.

 Biologists were going conduct a necropsy on the cetacean and the carcass was to be buried above the high tide line, but the weather turned, and the remains were gone by Sunday afternoon.

 For more information about the humpback whale visit: www.outerbanksvoice.com