Dead humpback whale washes ashore at Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash.  — A dead juvenile humpback whale has washed ashore at Ocean Shores in southwest Washington.

Scientists with Cascadia Research won't know exactly what happened until a necropsy is conducted on the animal.

Ocean Shores police Sgt. David McManus says the whale was spotted in the water three days earlier but didn't wash ashore until early Sunday morning.

The 20-foot whale was entangled in some crab pots, but it wasn't clear if that occurred before or after its death.