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Dead humpback whale found on Washington coast

A humpback whale breeches Aug. 7, 2017, off Half Moon Bay, Calif. (Eric Risberg / AP)
A humpback whale breeches Aug. 7, 2017, off Half Moon Bay, Calif. (Eric Risberg / AP)
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SEKIU, Wash. – A dead humpback whale was discovered Thursday morning floating off shore near Sekiu, Washington.

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 is collecting samples from the whale to determine the cause of death.

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