Whale stranded in creek dies

August 22, 2014 5:40 AM

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Whale stranded in creek dies

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A 40-foot whale that's been swimming around in the Elizabeth River since last week has died.

Joan Barns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died on Thursday morning. A necropsy is planned, and tissue and blood samples have been taken for further study.

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