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Vets race to help humpback whale trapped on White Rock beach, south of Vancouver

People surround a beached whale that died during low tide in White Rock, B.C., on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
June 12, 2012 - 10:52 AM

VANCOUVER - A whale, believed to be a humpback, has washed up on White Rock beach, south of Vancouver.

Residents along the sandy tidal flats, about 45 kilometres south of Vancouver, spotted the whale as the tide receded.

It's estimated to be between eight and 10 metres in length, and veterinarians say it was likely alive when it beached itself.

But they say it now appears to have died.

A net, possibly a fishing net was found near the remains.

Vets also say the whale is young and appears severely emaciated.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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