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Baby whale dies after stranding off East Honolulu beach park

  • JAMM AQUINO
    CTY - A stranded humpback whale calf struggles in the shallows near the beach on Monday, January 14, 2013 near Puuikena Peninsula in east Oahu. Scientists are still miffed about why the calf, which was born this season and perhaps a few days old, got separated from its mother and stranded in the shallows. (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).
  • JAMM AQUINO
    CTY - A stranded humpback whale calf struggles in the shallows near the beach on Monday, January 14, 2013 near Puuikena Peninsula in east Oahu. Scientists are still miffed about why the calf, which was born this season and perhaps a few days old, got separated from its mother and stranded in the shallows. (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).
  • January 14
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A baby whale stranded on a reef just off of Kawaikui Beach Park today died shortly after being administered a sedative to ease its suffering, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official has confirmed.

The whale, which was discovered partially tangled in a fishing net earlier in the day, died about 8:40 p.m., according to David Schofield, manager of NOAA Regional Marine Mammal Health and Response Program.

The whale’s remains will be sent to Hawaii Pacific University to determine the cause of death and then cremated.

The ashes will be given to Hawaiian cultural practitioners for ceremonial disposal.

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