- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Aquarium officials are performing a necropsy on a dead whale that washed up in Virginia Beach.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1zmSUEh) that the dead minke whale washed up near the Dam Neck Annex to Oceana Naval Air Station on Wednesday morning.

According to a news release by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team, the female whale measured about 14 feet long.

A necropsy was scheduled for Friday.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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