The Department of Fish and Wildlife says a dead fin whale has been found in Puget Sound.

The 50- to 60-foot-long whale was discovered in Commencement Bay on the bow of a cargo ship coming into the Port of Tacoma Friday.

The ship is now towing the whale to Vashon Island, where a necropsy will be performed.

Wildlife officials believe the whale died sometime overnight, likely from a ship strike.

KING 5's Liza Javier contributed to this report.