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Whale dies after getting stuck in shallow water

Whale dies after getting stuck in shallow water
Updated: Dec. 12, 2017 at 9:35 PM EST
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NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - A whale found in shallow water on Tuesday in Newport News has died, according to WAVY.

A call came into dispatch around 8 a.m. for the whale, who was stuck in the water on the James River.

"We will be conducting a necropsy tomorrow in hopes of identifying a potential cause for the stranding," the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

An official with the aquarium said the whale appeared to be a juvenile fin whale.

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