Posted by: The ocean update | June 8, 2015

Dead Baby Minke Whale Washes Up On Brighton Beach (NY, USA)

Photo by James Wall

Photo by James Wall

June 8th, 2015 (Ned Berke). A deceased Minke whale washed up on Brighton Beach near Ocean Parkway this afternoon, and authorities are still in the process of removing the remains as of 2:20pm.

Police confirmed that they received a call about a whale at approximately noon today, and said it was found dead. They had no further information as of this writing.

“It washed in on this tide. It looks like it was hit by a propeller and partially decapitated,” said tipster James Wall of the grisly scene.

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, which frequently assists city authorities on matters of beached, injured or deceased marine mammals in the area, said they had been notified, but could not yet provide any additional information.

Humpback whales are frequently spotted during the summer months off the area’s coast, particularly around the Rockaways and Long Island.

Ed Sibylline : but it’s a Minke…

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