Scientists say it will take time to determine what killed whale

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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Scientists said it will be several weeks before they determine what caused the death of a rare whale that washed up on a beach in Flagler County.

A North Atlantic right whale was discovered north of Flagler Beach Wednesday morning.

Officials said the young whale was one of 400 in existence.

Experts performed a necropsy on the animal and then buried the remains on the beach.

Samples taken from the whale are still being studied.

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