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A rare whale found on a Florida beach

People swimming at Florida’s Flagler Beach discovered a 15-foot whale washed ashore last weekend.

Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute evidently responded, and officials indicated that it wasa beaked whale.

After beaching, the whale was still alive, but Dr. Stacy DiRocco, a highly regarded veterinarian, said beaked whales are not good candidates for proper rehabilitation, which led to its euthanasia.

A ton of people gathered on the beach to help the Institute move the mammal, which was placed in a harness to move it to a safe location.

Ultimately, researchers will do a full analysis to understand what happened to cause the beaked whale to simply strand in this manner.

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