A 60′ Finback Whale washed up yesterday in Amagansett. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation said it was an adult female. No clear cause of death had been determined, but a ship strike hasn’t yet been ruled out. Finbacks are common, although it’s quite extraordinary to see one washed up. Coincidentally, an infant Pygmy Sperm Whale beached two miles west of the Finback yesterday–a very unusual species in these waters. The infant was weak, and apparently separated from his mother. Unfortunately, it had to be put down by officials.
Sad day on the beach–a quiet crowd gathering in the fog to see the whales.
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