A 300-pound humpback whale fin found dead in North Carolina is on display at the park.

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An endangered humpback whale was found dead on a North Carolina barrier island last month, and parts of it are on permanent display at a state park.

The 31-foot whale was found off the coast of North Korea on Dec. 28 inside Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Cape Lookout National Seashore said in a Jan. 10 news release that a team from the National Marine Mammal Network visited the beach on Dec. 29 to inspect the whale and monitor the species and report any autopsy results. An autopsy was performed and samples were taken, but the cause of death has not been determined.

The Marine Mammal Network team also helped collect parts of the whale, which will later be displayed to the public at a park in North Carolina.

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The 31-foot whale was found off the coast of North Korea on Dec. 28 inside Cape Lookout National Seashore.
(Cape Lookout National Seashore)

“The team also helped the park process and collect one of the whale’s front fins and a 4-foot-long baleen from the whale’s mouth for use in the exhibit at the visitor center. Visitors to Harkers Island,” wrote Cape Lookout National Seashore.

A photo shared by the park on Facebook shows a park biologist lying next to the fin to demonstrate its length. The pinball machine was 13 feet tall and weighed 311 pounds, officials said.

A photo shared by the park on Facebook shows a park biologist lying next to the fin to demonstrate that it is longer than a human.
(Cape Lookout National Seashore)

This humpback whale was the second whale found on a North Carolina beach in December.

On Dec. 5, a 30-foot humpback whale was found on Hatteras Island, just north of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. That whale was also necropsied, but authorities have not released a cause of death.

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Finn was 13 feet tall and weighed 311 pounds.

Finn was 13 feet tall and weighed 311 pounds.
(Cape Lookout National Seashore)

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, all humpback whale species are listed as endangered in US waters. According to experts, the most common causes of humpback whale deaths are entanglement with fishing gear and shipwrecks.

Humpback whales can weigh up to 40 tons and reach lengths of up to 60 feet. They can live up to 90 years.

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