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Team of scientists look to solve mysterious death of massive whale

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NEW YORK – A team of scientists are trying to figure out what killed a whale that washed up on a New York beach Thursday.

Researchers with Riverhead Foundation believe it’s a finback whale – between 40 and 50-feet long.

They also believe the whale was dead before it washed ashore.

Scientists will perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.