Federal marine officials responded to the scene on Oahu's North Shore where a dead humpback whale calf was found Tuesday morning.
The calf was found by a fisherman at Kahuku Point at around 6:30 a.m., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"This is a very young humpback whale calf. Maybe a couple of days to a couple of weeks old," said David Schofield of NOAA.
NOAA removed the whale carcass at 2:15 p.m. and was on its way to the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor. From there, it was taken to the Hawaii Pacific University for a necropsy.
This is the fifth dead humpback whale calf to wash ashore in Hawaiian waters since the start of the year.
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