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Humpback whale washes up on Outer Banks beach

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 23:29:13-05

Outer Banks, NC – Authorities are trying to find out why a humpback whale washed up on the beach Monday on Hatteras Island.

The Outer Banks Voice reports crews found the dead animal near Ramp 55.

They’re conducting a necropsy before burying the carcass above the high tide line.

More information is expected Tuesday.