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Dead whale discovered belly-up on ship's bow

An endangered male fin whale was struck and killed by a container ship last week as it was heading into the Port of Los Angeles.

The nearly 60-foot whale was discovered stuck on the bow of Evergreen container ship, the Ever Daity. It was spread belly-up with an indentation by its tail, and appeared to be recently killed.

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating the incident, attempting to find out where along the ship's route the whale may have been struck.

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