Posted by: The ocean update | October 18, 2015

Deceased Humpback Whale Found in Lloyd Harbor (NY, USA)

Image via Town of Huntington Facebook page

Image via Town of Huntington Facebook page

October 18th, 2015 (Paige McCatee). Humpback whales have been spotted playing in Long Island Sound waters several times in the past month. But unfortunately, a not-so-happy whale sighting was reported in Lloyd Harbor this weekend.

A dead humpback whale was found in the harbor after a local resident noticed that the whale may have been in distress on Saturday, according to the Town of Huntington.

The Town Harbormaster responded and confirmed that the female humpback whale was deceased. The Town then contacted the The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the Coast Guard, which then took the whale to a Coast Guard facility to determine its cause of death.

The Riverhead Foundation did a necropsy on the deceased whale and said the whale’s cause of death is not yet determined, according to a Facebook post by the Foundation.

The Foundation says it will make updates on the whale once they become available.

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