Rhode Island

Dead Humpback Whale Found Ashore at A RI Beach

Humpback Whales
AP, File

A dead humpback whale has washed ashore at a Rhode Island beach.

The Providence Journal reports that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said it received a report of a dead whale at the Charlestown Breachway on Sunday.

The 20-foot whale is expected to remain there until at least Wednesday, when a team from the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut plans to conduct a necropsy, weather permitting. The carcass showed no visible signs of injury.

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