Melon-headed calf dies at Ke Iki Beach on Oahu's North Shore - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Melon-headed calf dies at Ke Iki Beach on Oahu's North Shore

Courtesy: Kui Adric Courtesy: Kui Adric
HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A young melon headed whale has died on Oahu's North Shore. 

NOAA officials say the sick whale beached itself Thursday afternoon at Ke Iki beach, but died before a team could help it. 

The whale was taken to Hawaii Pacific University for a necropsy to determine exactly how it died. 

The remains will be cremated and provided to a Kahu for repatriation back to the ocean. 

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