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Stranded Whale on Va. Coast Euthanized

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WBOC NewsWatcher Billy Morgan took this photo of the beached whale on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. WBOC NewsWatcher Billy Morgan took this photo of the beached whale on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP)- The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says a humpback whale that was found stranded on the Eastern Shore of Virginia was euthanized.

The whale was found on a secluded section of Wallops Island on Wednesday morning.

The aquarium's marketing director, Linda Candler, says stranded whales typically don't survive. Candler says initial reports from a stranding response team indicated that the whale is a large juvenile.

She says the whale is between 30 and 40 feet long. A necropsy will be performed on Thursday.

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