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Two Dead Whales Wash Ashore Hours Apart In Boston And Revere

REVERE (CBS) – A whale that washed ashore in Revere on Friday is the same carcass that was found on the shore of Cohasset earlier this month, while a second whale was also discovered hours later in nearby Boston Harbor.

Massachusetts State Police said the 25-foot whale was found on Revere Beach. New England Aquarium specialists were called to the area after the discovery.

A dead whale washed ashore on Revere Beach. (Image Credit: Cheryl Fiandaca/WBZ-TV)

The aquarium said the Revere whale is the same dead humpback calf that washed onto the rocks off Atlantic Ave. in Cohasset on September 9.

A whale washed up on Revere Beach two weeks after it was found in Cohasset. (Image Credit: Mike Dargin)

After it was discovered in Cohasset, the whale was towed out to sea. The wind shifted and it washed ashore again nearly two weeks later in Revere.

Because it is the same whale, the aquarium will not be doing a necropsy. Once tides retreat, the whale will be buried on the beach.

Later Friday morning, another whale washed ashore in Boston Harbor.

The massive whale was found next to Boston Light on Little Brewster Island.

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