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Adult sperm whale carcass washes up on Kauai's north shore

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LIHUE, Hawaii (KITV4) -- The carcass of an adult sperm whale has washed up on an outer reef on Kauai’s north shore, prompting state and federal agencies to caution the public to the presence of sharks that will be drawn to the area for the feeding frenzy.

Officials with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) believe the whale died four of five days ago and floated to shore in a remote location off Pila’a Beach.

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