Whales Tragedy: Another Dead Giant Hits Long Beach

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In a disturbing trend, yet another dead whale has washed up on Long Beach, marking the second occurrence in just one week. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) has been alerted about a humpback whale carcass that was initially spotted three miles off of Atlantic Beach before eventually making its way to Long Beach. In response, AMSEAS is collaborating with various organizations, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and NOAA Fisheries, to develop a plan for conducting a necropsy on the whale. This examination aims to provide valuable insights into the whale’s physiology and identify any potential factors that may have contributed to its death.

This unfortunate event is not an isolated incident, as dead whales have been frequently observed along Long Island’s shores this year. In the past months, a partially decomposed humpback whale was discovered in East Atlantic Beach, while another whale fell victim to blunt force trauma caused by boats in Shinnecock Inlet. Furthermore, a series of whale carcasses washed ashore on Robert Moses Beach, Lido Beach, Rockaway Beach, and Amagansett. The high number of incidents has prompted NOAA Fisheries to launch an investigation into the unusual mortality event (UME) affecting humpback whales in the North Atlantic since 2016. The AMSEAS website provides access to data from this investigation, as well as resources explaining the process of necropsies for marine mammals.

Dead Whale Washes Up on Long Beach

In a rare occurrence, a dead humpback whale washed up on Long Beach for the second time in just one week. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) received a notification about the floating carcass, which was initially spotted about three miles off Atlantic Beach before drifting onto Long Beach. The society is collaborating with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NOAA Fisheries New England

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