Dead humpback beaches on Admiralty Island; necropsy planned

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will send a team to Admiralty Island to perform a necropsy on a humpback whale that washed up on shore.

The Juneau Empire reports scientists take tissue samples to determine the cause of death.

NOAA officials say it's not clear how the whale died or if it was struck by a vessel.

Dead humpback beaches on Admiralty Island; necropsy planned
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