Dead whale buried in sand at Oregon Coast

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FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) - State officials say a fin whale has been buried at the same beach where it washed ashore during the weekend.

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation says Florence-based Leisure Excavating buried the 30-ton carcass in a hole 11-feet deep Monday. The corpse will decompose naturally.

The burial occurred after biologists examined the remains to determine a cause of death. Their findings have not been released.

Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint will reopen Tuesday.
     
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