Beached whale dies on Long Island shore

July 23, 2011 3:19:10 PM PDT
A baby whale washed up on the beach in Montauk on Saturday.

Sadly it didn't survive its ordeal.

According to the Riverhead Foundation, the 20-foot sperm whale calf died around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses said the whale appeared to be badly injured, possibly battered about on the rocky shoreline at Ditch Plains.

It is likely the calf lost its way after becoming separated from its mother.