Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. - A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

The calf likely got separated from its mother and was too young at about 6 months old to survive on his own, said Professor Douglas Warrick from Oregon State University. Warrick is teaching a class at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Coos Bay.

Park officials buried the whale in the sand on the beach.