WJTV News Channel 12 - Beached whale found on SC island

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Beached whale found on SC island

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HILTON HEAD, SC - ***WARNING: Some of the pictures in the photo gallery above may be considered graphic***

A beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

Officials tell WSAV-TV that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is on the beach performing a necropsy.

The whale had suffered a large amount of trauma to its head, it appeared. Crews were on the beach digging a large hole that was possibly going to be used as a grave for the whale.

WSAV has a crew on the way and will bring you more details when they become available.

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