Dead Whale Washes Ashore Near Virginia Beach

Beach-goers in Virginia came upon something you certainly don't see everyday, a whale washed up on shore.

The carcass of this Sei whale was found in Sandbridge, near Virginia Beach Sunday morning. It was about 35 to 40 feet long.

Staffers from the Virginia Beach Aquarium were dispatched to the site so that it could be secured, and not wash back into the ocean. The aquarium plans to perform a necropsy on the animal to determine the cause of death.

Sei whales are not common to the Virginia Beach area.