WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 37-foot female humpback whale washed ashore Sunday in Westhampton.

The whale was discovered deceased at Cupsogue Beach County Park.

(Credit: Atlantic Marine Conservation Society)

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society said this is the first large whale to strand in New York this year.

A team is working to secure the equipment needed to remove the whale as early as tomorrow.

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