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Gray Whale Stranded at Everett Park

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A gray whale is stranded on a beach in Everett, Washington. National Marine Fisheries Service spokesman Brian Gorman says the stranding at Harborview Park apparently occurred overnight or early Thursday morning. He says the animal is still alive and in shallow water, but it's outlook isn't good. Gorman says gray whales don't normally come ashore unless they are injured or sick.

Gorman says workers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife are on the scene and will do what they can to keep the animal comfortable. He says the whale may be the same one that's
been spotted recently in the waters near Everett.
      

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