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WALDPORT, Ore. A dead grey whale washed up along the Oregon Coast Sunday and now marine experts planned to study the whale and try to determine how it died.

The dead whale washed up Sunday night, about three miles south of Waldport. Witnesses said it was about 40-feet long.

Photos:Dead whale

The director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University said a limited food supply and the whales long migration route can take a toll and may be factors in the death. In fact, he said more deaths were likely.

A baby Minke whale washed up along the Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Columbia River in early May. The baby was so young that experts said it was probably still nursing when it died.

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