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A whale that washed ashore in Rockport may be left to decompose.

Rockport Officials May Leave Beached Dead Whale To Decompose

A dead 50-foot finback whale first spotted floating in Boston Harbor more than two weeks ago has beached more than 30 miles to the north in Rockport, where town officials are trying to figure out what to do with it.

10/23/2012

The whale previously seen in Boston Harbor, washed up on the shores of Rockport. (Photo Credit: Credit: Margaret York/GoodMorningGloucester.com)

Dead Whale Washes Up In Rockport

The dead Finback whale spotted in Boston Harbor earlier this month has washed up on the shores of Rockport.

10/21/2012

This whale washed up on Rainsford Island.

Dead Whale Washes Up On Rainsford Island In Boston Harbor

The dead whale spotted near Deer Island on Sunday, washed up on the shores of Rainsford Island Tuesday afternoon.

10/09/2012