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Dead fin whale found in Commencement Bay near Tacoma

Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources

TACOMA, Wash. – Crews were working Friday afternoon to remove a dead fin whale found in Commencement Bay earlier in the day.

The whale was killed when it was hit by a ship, Michael Milstein with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Officials were attempting to tow it to a location where they could perform a necropsy.

The whale was about 50 feet, and was a male.