POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A baby humpback whale was spotted swimming along the coast of the Jersey Shore on Wednesday.
The whale was seen spotted in shallow water off of Point Pleasant beach, Ocean City and Island Beach State Park.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
It’s an unusual sight because whale-watchers usually have to pay to ride a boat to see whales off the New Jersey coast.
Out on Long Island, a female northern bottlenose whale was euthanized after becoming stranded off the shores of Long Beach.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
A spokesman for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation said the 14-foot whale was put down after an examination found it to be ailing.
A necropsy will be performed to help determine what caused the whale’s true cause of death. Riverhead spokeswoman Rachel Bosworth says its demise could be from a variety of factors, including illness, ingestion of marine debris, or a ship strike.GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
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