MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Marine researchers have launched an investigation into the death of second True’s beaked whale that washed ashore on eastern Long Island in as many days.
Rob DiGiovanni of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Wildlife told Newsday the second dead whale was retrieved Monday afternoon on a beach in the Hamptons.
Officials said it is rare for whales to wash ashore with such frequency as two in as many days.
The first whale, which was over 15 feet long and weighed a ton, was found Sunday in Southampton about four miles away.
True’s beaked whales live deep in the North Atlantic, among other places. It’s been years since one washed ashore on Long Island.
Necropsies are being conducted on both whales.
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