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Rotting Whale Carcass Washes Ashore on Martha's Vineyard

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A yacht is seen as the sun rises over Edgartown Harbor on August 15, 2015 in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard. (Photo credit Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016 07:36 AM

Officials in Massachusetts say they plan to remove a heavily decomposed 50- to 60-foot long whale carcass that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard.

Edgartown Harbormaster Charlie Blair says the whale washed up on South Beach early Monday morning. It's not clear exactly how long it's been dead.

Blair says the whale has been moving east with the water. The area has been roped off to keep the public away due to health hazards.

Town police Sgt. Joel DeRoche says plans are in the works to hire a private contractor and tow the carcass out to sea. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will be involved in the removal.

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Officials in Massachusetts say they plan to remove a heavily decomposed 50- to 60-foot long whale carcass that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard.
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