A pilot whale that was beached on the east coast of King Island has been euthanised.
The long-finned pilot whale was discovered at Sea Elephant Bay and reported to the Parks and Wildlife Service on Sunday.
Parks and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers tried to rescue the whale on Monday and managed to move it "by trailer south to an appropriate location for release".
"PWS staff and volunteers assisted the whale stranded at King Island today with the intent to release," a spokesperson said.
"Unfortunately the condition of the whale beached on King Island deteriorated.
"PWS would like to thank the volunteers and staff for their efforts."
The incident come a week after a tragic mass stranding of pilot whales on the West Coast of mainland Tasmania.
Most of the 470 stranded whales perished, however, rescuers managed to help 110 creatures get offshore.
King Island has raced to save stranded whales in the many, particularly in 2009 when almost 200 were stranded on Naracoopa beach.
Former King Island general manager Andrew Wardlaw remembers that day and said it was "quite significant".
"Over the years there's been the odd sperm whale or something come ashore but I don't think we'd ever seen a a mass stranding like that," he said.
"I'd imagine at the time there were in excess of 100 people in the community supporting the efforts the best they could. So the response from the community was quite significant.
"At the time they did end up burying the carcasses in the back dune."