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- A blue whale washed up dead in Kamakura City, Japan, on Sunday.
- The 34-foot mammal is thought to be less than a year old.
- The cause of death is currently unknown.
- It is reportedly the first time a blue whale has ever been sighted on Japanese shores.
- Blue whales are an endangered species, numbering just 10,000-25,000 worldwide, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Beachgoers in Kamakura City, Japan, received quite a shock on Sunday when a 34-foot blue whale washed up dead on the beach.
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