Dead gray whale washes up on Washington beach

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GRAYLAND — A dead gray whale washed up Monday on the beach at Grayland, just south of Westport on the Washington Coast.

The state Fish and Wildlife Department and Cascadia Research took tissue samples Tuesday to investigate what may have caused the whale to die. A few gray whales wash up on state beaches each year.

KBKW reported the whale's 35-foot skeleton will be preserved for display at the Westport Aquarium.