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Officials prepare for disposal of dead whale

It is an event so rare that no one can remember it happening in Boston Harbor, and no one can predict what is about to unfold.

A dead finback whale, which could be as long as 70 feet, was spotted early Sunday morning floating near Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston, drifting with the currents like a message in a bottle.

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