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Dead whale spotted in Hampton Roads area

CAPE HENRY, VA (WWBT/WAVY) -

A dead whale was spotted near Cape Henry this weekend, WAVY reports.

A spokesperson for the Virginia Aquarium told WAVY that a juvenile humpback whale was spotted late Saturday night or early Saturday morning, and a team from the organization is removing the whale from the area.

A necropsy is expected to be done Wednesday, the spokesperson told WAVY.

The Virginia Aquarium team is conducting an investigation.

WAVY reports this is the third time a dead whale has been discovered in the Hampton Roads area in the past two weeks. A dead whale was found on Feb. 2 near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, and another was found on Feb. 4 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

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