SEKIU, Wash. (AP) — A dead humpback whale was discovered floating off shore near Sekiu, Washington, Thursday morning.

KOMO-TV reports that officials with NOAA Fisheries said whale is about 25 to 28-feet long and appeared to be relatively healthy.

They believe the death was recent and said whale had a broken jaw.

A marine biologist from the Makah Tribe and the Cascadia Research Collective are collecting samples from the whale to determine the cause of death.


Information from: KOMO-TV,