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Whale Washes Up On Shore At White Rock Beach

Around 6am this morning, a humpback whale was found washed up on shore at White Rock Beach.

The whale was reportedly alive when it was first discovered about half a kilometre east of the pier early, but died before anything could be done to save it.

The whale was badly injured, including several deep cuts around its tail, and those first on the scene cut off some fishing line that was wrapped around its body.

The whale appears to be about eight to 10 metres in length and appeared to be quite thin for its age, according to staff from the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Officials are expected to conduct a necropsy on the beach later Tuesday, but it remains unclear what will happen to the whale’s body afterwards.



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