BANDON,Ore.-- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has tentatively identified a 38-foot Sei whale .
Oregon State Park rangers, the Oregon State Police, Oregon State University, Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and representatives of the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and NOAA Fisheries responded.
While alive when it first came ashore, the Sei whale was stranded by the tide and died Saturday evening.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says based on its size, it was a male, but not yet fully-mature.
A necropsy will be led Sunday, September 6 by Oregon State University, World Vets, and Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research.
The necropsy will allow marine mammal biologists to collect samples to try to determine what may have caused the animal to strand.
After the necropsy, the animal will be buried on the beach. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department want to inform it is against federal law to take pieces from a whale carcass.