Dead whale washes up on Rockaway shore


A deceased humpback whale washed up on the shore at Beach 117th Street this morning around 7:30 a.m. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is currently working alongside the New York City Department of Sanitation and the Office of Emergency Management to assess how to remove the mammal.

The group notes that, although the whale is deceased, it is strongly recommended a distance of 150 feet be maintained at all times due to disease and safety concerns.


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