PORTLAND -- Portland State University scientists were headed to the Washington coast Saturday to figure out what killed a 40-foot gray whale.
The whale washed ashore in Long Beach Friday afternoon, attracting dozens spectators and biologists
“It's been dead for quite some time,” said Tiffany Boothe with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. “It didn't die on the beach, it died in the ocean and the currents brought him in.”
PSU Biology Professor Deb Duffield planned to take students to the beach to study the whale.