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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Fish and wildlife officials are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York Harbor.

A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the whale was found a few days ago. It has been moved next to a barge so that it does not disrupt ships' navigation.

Christopher Gardner says the whale will be moved to Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City on Wednesday, so a team from the federal Fish and Wildlife Service can perform a necropsy.

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