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Dead Whale Found Near Port Of Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A whale estimated at 20 to 30 feet long was found dead in a shipping channel near the Port of Long Beach Wednesday night.

The whale was discovered by the Coast Guard near Nimitz Road at Pier T and Bert 140 around 6 p.m., Long Beach Fire Dept. spokesperson Brian Fisk said.

Dead whale found in Long Beach
A dead whale that was found in a shipping channel near the Port of Long Beach. Dec. 27, 2017. (CBS2)

The whale was still tied to a dock Thursday morning. Scientists will investigate the cause of death and determine what type of whale it is.

A port spokesperson said this is a rare occurrence and can't recall a whale ever being trapped in shipping traffic.

 

 

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