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.