Dead baby whale washes ashore at Jones Beach

June 10, 2010 2:24:21 PM PDT
A dead baby humpback whale washed up on Jones Beach, about two miles east of the Jones Beach Water Tower.

The whale, at least 25 feet long, was spotted just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Rescue workers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation were en route to examine the whale.

They will perform a necropsy to determine what killed the whale. There were no apparent signs of distress or injury.

The whale was spotted on a section of beach known as High Hill. It is two miles east of the Jones Beach Water Tower, east of Field 6 and west of Tobay Beach.

The beaching is close to where a male dolphin washed ashore in West Gilgo Beach last Thursday. That dolphin died less than a day later.

And in April, an ill baby whale washed ashore in East Hampton. Several attempts to euthanize that whale failed before authorities were able to finally put it down.

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