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Stranded whale on Va. coast to be euthanized

Wednesday - 9/26/2012, 3:35pm  ET

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says a humpback whale that was found stranded on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be euthanized.

The whale was found on a secluded section of Wallops Island on Wednesday morning.

The aquarium's marketing director, Linda Candler, says stranded whales typically don't survive. Candler says initial reports from a stranding response team indicated that the whale is a large juvenile.

She says the whale is between 30 and 40 feet long. A necropsy will be performed on Thursday.

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