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The carcass of a 45-foot, 40-ton humpback whale named Vector washed up on East Sandwich Beach Monday evening. The adult female whale was first seen in 1984, according to the Center for Coastal Studies, and she often swims the waters around Maine and Massachusetts during this time of year. Sadly, she will no longer be making appearances in Cape Cod Bay waters. Vector had been seen every year for the past 15 years in many areas of the Gulf of Maine from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia, reports Mass Live. She birthed five calves over the years. Vector's body was spotted Saturday afternoon floating in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Sharon Boutilier, a representative of IFAW, stated, "She was first known to us floating in the bay on Saturday, so she's been deceased for several days now." It took the humpback whale's body a few days to reach the shore, but on Monday evening, she came to rest on East Sandwich beach. WATCH: IFAW crews use heavy machinery to pull a dead whale onto...