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An Allenhurst Dept of Public Works employee removed the carcass of a 740-pound pilot whale that died shortly after washing up on a beach in Allenhurst N.J. A necropsy showed the whale had been shot and died from an infection in its jaw that prevented it from eating.

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Culprit sought after whale shot, washes up in NJ

Federal wildlife officials are looking for whoever shot a whale at sea, leaving the animal to wander the ocean in agony for a month or more before it beached itself in New Jersey and died.

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