NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dead humpback whale washed ashore on Rockaway Beach on Tuesday morning.
The remains were discovered around 7 a.m. on the beach at 117th Street.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
The Coast Guard originally spotted the dead mammal floating about nine miles off shore Monday.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
Investigators are waiting for the next low tide to assess the 25-foot long whale’s remains and determine a cause of death, CBS2 reported.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
The public is urged to keep away from the animal.