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Dead Humpback Whale Washes Up on Fire Island, Conservation Group Says

What to Know

  • A dead humpback whale washed up on Fire Island Sunday morning
  • The whale was "in an advanced state of decomposition"
  • A necropsy could take place on Monday

A dead humpback whale washed up on Fire Island Sunday morning, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society said.

A Fire Island National Seashore ranger spotted the approximately 35- to 40-foot whale at Point O’ Woods on Fire Island, a spokeswoman for AMCS said.

The whale was “in an advanced state of decomposition," according to the spokeswoman.

AMCS planned to examine the dead whale on Sunday afternoon, the spokeswoman said. A necropsy could take place on Monday.

Suffolk County Marine Patrol officers secured the area where the whale was found, the spokeswoman added.

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