MATAGORDA, Texas -- Animal rescuers say a 43-foot whale was found dead on a Texas beach.

The Victoria Advocate reported the baleen whale was discovered Tuesday on Matagorda Beach.

Heidi Whitehead with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston said it s definitely rare for a large whale to come ashore on the Texas coast. Whitehead said 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

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