MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — Animal rescuers say a 43-foot whale has been found dead on a Texas beach.
The Victoria Advocate (http://bit.ly/R5hQiG ) reports the baleen (buh-LEEN') whale was discovered Tuesday on Matagorda Beach.
Heidi Whitehead with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston says it's definitely rare for a large whale to come ashore on the Texas coast. Whitehead says a necropsy was planned Wednesday.
Further details on the animal weren't immediately available.
Matagorda is about 90 miles southwest of Houston.
Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com