Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
The whale did also have a number of shark bites, but Digiovanni said he believes the shark bites came after the whale’s death.
The whale appeared to have shark bites, but that may have happened after it died.
The 5-foot-long reptile got entangled off Gardiners Island around 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Risso’s dolphin is a 9-foot, 600-pound female. Staff from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation made the rescue Thursday near Oak Beach with help from the Coast Guard.
A porpoise named Noodle was released off Long Island this weekend, six months after he stranded himself off the coast of Maine.
The male dolphin was hampered by kidney stones, gastric ulcers and parasites, according to Kimberly Durham of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
A Coast Guard crew conducting training exercises near Montauk Harbor on Long Island has rescued a 5-foot sea turtle that was tangled in a buoy line.