Marine officials: Dead whale caught on cruise ship's bow in Brooklyn

The whale has since been towed to New Jersey and is undergoing bone and tissue sampling.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2024, 12:44 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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A cruise ship in the port of Brooklyn reported that a dead whale had caught onto the ship's bow on May 4.
Officials say the whale was an approximately 44-foot Sei whale.
Credit: AMSEAS
Sei whales are an endangered species that can usually be found in deeper waters far off the coastline.
The whale has since been towed to New Jersey and is undergoing bone and tissue sampling, which will help biologists determine the official cause of death.
Mariners on the East Coast are encouraged to slow their vessel speed, stay alert and report any sighting of whales or injured marine life.


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