Dead Whale Discovered in Boston Harbor
A possible Finback whale was found early Sunday morning; experts say the discovery is rare (Published Friday, Jan 17, 2014)
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 Updated at 6:02 PM EDT
(NECN: Brendan Monahan) - A dead whale was discovered in the Boston Harbor in the Falcon area by a Mass. State Police vessel on patrol around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The whale, believed to be a Finback whale, is one of the most common whales seen during whale watches and is about 60 feet in length and 80,000 pounds.
Officials say that this is the first time in recent history that a whale of this size has washed up in the Boston Harbor.
Experts say the whale has been dead for about three days. The exact cause of death is unknown.
As of now, officials plan to let nature take its course.