Dead whale washes up near Boca Raton beach

Photo: WFLX Photographer
Photo: WFLX Photographer

By: Marissa Bagg & Ashleigh Walters

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - A large dead whale was spotted Friday morning near the Boca Raton shore just south of Spanish River Boulevard.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are responding to the scene.

At 10 a.m., it appeared the whale was stuck on a sandbar.

Reports are coming in that the whale is the size of a school bus.

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