CHATHAM (CBS) – A right whale calf was found dead on a Chatham beach.

The Center for Coastal Studies said that the calf of a whale named Punctuation washed ashore Thursday afternoon.

Punctuation and the calf were both seen swimming in Cape Cod Bay several times in April.

The whale calf on the left, seen here swimming off Cape Cod, was found dead on a Chatham beach. (Image Credit: Center for Coastal Studies)

The whale calf on the left, seen here swimming off Cape Cod, was found dead on a Chatham beach. (Image Credit: Center for Coastal Studies)

Researchers captured photos of the pair on April 28, the last picture taken of the calf.

It is not yet clear how the whale died.

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