Authorities: Dead humpback whale that washed up on Long Beach Island had head and neck injuries

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center says testing found that it had blunt force trauma injuries, including skull and neck fractures.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2024, 5:00 PM

Updated 48 days ago

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The dead humpback whale that washed ashore on Long Beach Island Thursday had injuries to its head and neck, according to recent testing.
The 20- to 30-foot-long whale appeared on the shore just before 7 a.m., according to authorities. It was just over a year old.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center says testing found that it had blunt force trauma injuries, including skull and neck fractures.


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