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Friday, February 3, 2012

60 Foot Whale Washes Ashore - Necropsy Report

A 60 foot finback whale is disposed of on Ocean City, NJ beach. The whale had to be sliced into chunks that were transported by a front end loader and buried at the north end of the island.

A necropsy revealed multiple broken bones, suggesting the whale was struck by a ship according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

Pictures Fox News Philadelphia

Picture of the whale before it came ashore.


  1. It's so sad that the poor whale may have been hit by a boat. The science teacher in me sure would have loved to have seen it before it was cut up for disposal.

  2. Yes, it is so sad. They say it was a big ship in the shipping lanes near New York. It was so huge. Not sure the pictures do it justice.