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20-ton dead whale washes up on Agat beach

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - Residents are advised to stay away from the dead Baleen whale that washed on the shores of Agat on Saturday.

According to a release from Guam EPA, whales both alive and deceased have the potential to pass diseases to humans including Brucella, Morbillivirus and Herpes.

Officials from Guam EPA, the Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service are working on a plan to remove the 38-foot, 20-ton animal.

Federal law protects whales, alive or deceased. This means it is a federal offense to remove or possess any part of a whale.

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