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Baby sperm whale washes ashore in Grand Isle

6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, August 26 2017 Aug 26, 2017 August 26, 2017 4:52 PM August 26, 2017 in News

GRAND ISLE - Tourists and natives at a beach in Grand Isle witnessed a bizarre scene Saturday morning as a baby sperm whale washed ashore. 

Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle said he started getting calls about the whale around 8:30 a.m. 

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrived on scene shortly after the initial call and determined the 7-year-old whale was dead despite some witnesses saying they saw a tail move. 

It took two tractors and multiple machines to move the nearly 27-foot-long mammal. 

Camardelle says its the "first time he's ever seen something like that." 

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