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.
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