WARNING! GRAPHIC CONTENT: Do not click on the video icon above if you are sensitive to blood and guts or don't want to watch raw footage from the effort to bury the whale. Crews had to cut up the whale before pushing it into a hole in the sand to be buried.
Marine biologists studied the whale Sunday for clues to why it died. After initial guesses Friday that the whale was a humpback, biologists suspected it was a rare sei whale. Biologists now believe it was a fin whale.
If you saw the whale and took photos or videos, post them to KVAL.com.
A YouNews reporter helped break the news Saturday that the whale had beached itself.
On Monday, crews buried the whale in the sand.
Highlights of KVAL.com coverage of the whale, in reverse chronological order:
- Dead whale buried at the beach
- How do you get a whale carcass off the beach?
- Beached whale's tale captivates Oregon Coast
- The infamous tale of the exploding whale
- Marine biologists search for clues in whale's death
- Struggling whale likely same one found dead
- Whale appears to be in life or death struggle
- 'Blood was coming up from the animal's body'