CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. -- A 2-year-old female right whale found dead in the water Tuesday has been dissected by a team of biologists and veterinarians, and its skeleton is now in its way to Georgia.
The animal was pulled up onto Crescent Beach by a boat after a Florida Fish and Wildlife team spotted it about 12 nautical miles off of Palm Coast.
The whale is estimated to be about 30 feet long and 15,500 lbs. The same whale was found entangled in a net in mid-December and again in mid-January, said Karrie Carnes, spokesperson for NOAA.
"We know it traveled south almost to Miami and back again," said Barb Zoodsma, a biologist on the team conducting the necropsy.
SLIDESHOW: WHALE ON THE BEACH