A massive humpback whale washed up along Whale Beach in the Strathmere section of Upper Township on Saturday.

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The Marine Mammal Stranding Center of Brigantine was brought in to assist with the massive beast which was an estimated 30 feet long and weighed about 20 tons.

The whale, which was already dead when it washed to shore, was too heavy for township workers to drag completely out of the water.

Officials will perform a necropsy to determine how long it has been dead and a possible cause of death.

A whale that washed up near the same area in 2016 became entangled in a commercial fishing line which may have caused its death.

Whale Beach got its name from the whales that would periodically wash up on the beach there.

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