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Expert Says Whale That Washed Ashore On L.I. Had Injuries Likened To Hitting A VesselA dead 58-foot whale caused quite a stir on Smith Point Beach on Long Island this week after it washed ashore.
Large, Dead Fin Whale Washes Up On Long Island Beach The male fin whale was found at Smith Point County Park about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
25-Foot Whale Found Dead Near Brooklyn Army TerminalThe sei whale was taken to the Army Corps of Engineers facility in New Jersey where the Riverhead Foundation will conduct tests to determine cause of death.
Dolphin Dies After Getting Stranded In Gowanus CanalThe wayward animal stopped moving shortly after 5:30 p.m. after getting wedged between a rock and a pillar below the Union Street Bridge.
Suffolk County Police Set Free Trapped 1,000 Pound Leatherback Sea TurtleBoaters spotted the 6-foot, 1,000 pound sea turtle tangled in lobster pot lines about a mile north of Mount Sinai Harbor around 8:40 p.m. Monday.
Three Marine Mammals Found Washed Up On L.I. BeachesTwo of the animals, a pygmy sperm whale and a white-sided dolphin are dead, were found dead on a beach in the Hamptons. The other, a grey seal, was discovered at Tobay Beach in Nassau County and appears healthy.
Riverhead Foundation To Release Yearling Harbor Seal Back Into The WildLucy was rescued from Westhampton Beach last year but has now been given the all clear to be released back to her home under the Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays.
Harbor Seal Rescued Off Montauk PointIt looks like the one-year-old male was bitten by a shark before it was rescued.
Large Whale Washes Ashore In Atlantic Beach, Long Island; Likely Hit By Passing ShipA finback whale that washed up dead on a New York beach likely was killed when it was hit by a passing ship.