43-foot baleen whale found dead on Texas beach

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Associated Press

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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.

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Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com

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