Dead humpback whale found on Washington coast
SEKIU, Wash. (AP) – A dead humpback whale was discovered floating off shore near Sekiu, Washington, Thursday morning.
KOMO-TV reports that officials with NOAA Fisheries said whale is about 25 to 28-feet long and appeared to be relatively healthy.
They believe the death was recent and said whale had a broken jaw.
A marine biologist from the Makah Tribe and the Cascadia Research Collective are collecting samples from the whale to determine the cause of death.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/
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