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Baby sperm whale washes up on Grand Isle beach

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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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