Pilot Whale Dies On Cape Cod Beach

TRURO (AP) — Biologists say for the second time this week a pilot whale has died after washing up on a Massachusetts beach.

An official with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s marine mammal research and rescue team tells the Cape Cod Times an 11-foot long adult whale was reported alive on a sandbar at Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The mammal was dead by the time rescue crews arrived at the scene. Three or four other pilot whales were spotted swimming offshore when crews arrived.

A necropsy is expected Wednesday.

Another pilot whale died after beaching in Duxbury on Monday.

It’s not clear whether the two whale deaths are connected.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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