Two whales—one dead and one later euthanized—washed up on separate stretches of East Hampton beaches Sunday, just hours apart from one another.

Scientists with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are trying to determine the cause of death for a 59’-long female finback whale discovered in Napeague, and a 5’-long juvenile pygmy sperm whale found in Amagansett, said Kim Durham, rescue coordinator for the group.

“We don’t think the two are connected,” Durham said.

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