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April 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

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Whale of a sight on Burien beach


GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Hundreds of people turned out over the weekend to Seahurst Park in Burien to see a dead whale that washed ashore there Saturday morning. The fin whale, not common to Puget Sound, may have been dead for a week, wildlife officials said. It was about 65 feet long and may have been struck by a ship, as half its carcass is missing and there is red paint on the body.


GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

At left: A dead fin whale washed ashore at Seahurst Park in Burien Saturday morning. Fin whales are not common to the Puget Sound area. At right: A large crowd gathered throughout Sunday to see the dead fin whale up close on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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