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Two whales wash up in Virginia Beach within days of each other: report

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Two dead whales washed up on the shore Virginia Beach, Virginia over the past two days, and marine biologists are now working to determine the cause of their deaths, according to reports.

WAVY in Norfolk, Virginia, reported that the newest whale washed up Monday in False Cape State Park near Sandbridge, which is the southeastern-most part of the state.

The Virginia Aquarium’s response team told station biologists they plan to conduct a necropsy on the whale, although the type of whale has not yet been identified.

A young humpback whale also washed up Sunday in the Oceanfront beach area between 24th and 25th streets.

THIRD DEAD WHALE FOUND AT THOUSANDS OF OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN LESS THAN A WEEK

Virginia Beach Whale Team

The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team responded to 24th and 25th streets in Virginia Beach after a whale became stranded. (CORRUGATED)

The Virginia Beach Police Department reportedly blocked off the publicly accessible section of the beach with police tape.

The Virginia Aquarium’s response team did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s inquiries about the recent stranded whales.

Last year, around this time, three dead whales were reported within a week of each other along the coast. Coast of Virginia.

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People inspecting dead whale

A team of people inspects the dead whale. (CORRUGATED)

One of the whales, a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, was discovered stranded near Chic’s Beach in Virginia Beach.

Just two days ago, a humpback whale was found dead along the shore in Cape Charles, Virginia. Five days earlier, another humpback whale was found off First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.

FRENCH NORTH ATLANTIC WHALE FOUND DEAD OFF GEORGIA COAST MARKS SECOND RECENT DEATH OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

Virginia Beach Whale Tail

The Virginia Aquarium’s Stranding Response Team inspects the tail of the dead whale. (CORRUGATED)

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All whales are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

The station said that when people gather to view the stranded animal, they should do so from a distance and avoid touching the whales or any other equipment used to move it.

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