A 35-foot-long male humpback was found dead on Lido Beach in Nassau County, New York, on January 30, making it the 10th to be stranded in less than two months on regional Atlantic beaches, local media reported.
Video by Nick Perrotta shows the beached whale on the Long Island shore. “Sad to see this beautiful mammal and imagine the pain it went through until it washed ashore,” he said.
According to local media, crews used construction equipment to pull the carcass out of the water and away from high tide.
The cause of death had yet to be determined. Credit: Nick Perrotta via Storyful