Posted by: The ocean update | July 4, 2016

Dead whale washes ashore in port Hueneme (California, USA)

A dead whale washed ashore in Port Hueneme in Ventura County on Monday, July 4, 2016.

A dead whale washed ashore in Port Hueneme in Ventura County on Monday, July 4, 2016.

July 4th, 2016.┬áPORT HUENEME, Calif. — A whale carcass washed ashore at the beach in Port Hueneme on Monday.

The National Marine Fisheries Service said the dead whale appeared at about 3 p.m.

Officials with the Channel Islands Marine Institute were running samples of the whale.

The whale, which was believed to be a humpback whale, was dead for some time as pieces of it were floating in the water nearby, according to officials.

The National Marine Fisheries Service said they confirmed the whale was not the same one that washed ashore Dockweiler State Beach and was towed back out to sea.

The city of Port Hueneme was handling the investigation.

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