NANTUCKET (CBS) – A humpback whale washed up on a Nantucket beach Tuesday morning.

The whale was found on Miacomet Beach, and town officials asked residents to keep their distance.

READ MORE: Brookline schools closed Monday, Educators Union plans to strike

On Twitter, the Town of Nantucket told residents to not touch the whale, and asked them to keep animals away from the carcass.

READ MORE: Celtics core group makes their statement with series win over Bucks

It is not currently clearly what caused the whale’s death.

MORE NEWS: Grant Williams steps up with career game to lead Celtics to Game 7 win over Bucks

MORE LOCAL NEWS FROM CBS BOSTON
[display-posts category=”local” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4?”]