RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities say a dead humpback whale washed up near the east end of Fire Island.
A spokeswoman for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation told Newsday that the organization was making plans to do an on-scene necropsy.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Asks AG Letitia James, Top Judge To Launch Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations
The whale was discovered Tuesday afternoon in an area not easily accessible. She says the necropsy has to be done on the scene at low tide.READ MORE: 2nd Co-Op City Power Outage Affects Residents In Same Buildings That Lost Electricity Friday
She says heavy equipment will be needed to pull the whale away from the surf on Wednesday. A thunderstorm is expected Wednesday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Connecticut Man They Say Attacked Ambulance Facilities With Molotov Cocktails
Humpacks are endangered.