Big Whale Found Dead On Texas Beach

MATAGORDA (December 19, 2012)--A 43-foot whale has been found dead on Matagorda beach, researchers said.

The baleen whale was discovered Tuesday.

Heidi Whitehead with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston said it's definitely rare for a large whale to come ashore on the Texas coast.

Whitehead said a necropsy was planned Wednesday.

Further details on the animal weren't immediately available.