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May 5, 2019 12:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Up At Cupsogue Beach In Westhampton Sunday

A 37-foot, female, humpback whale washed up at Cupsogue County Park on Sunday.   DANA SHAW
May 6, 2019 7:59 AM

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Sunday

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will conduct a necropsy on the dead whale on Monday and is currently coordinating with municipal officials to for heavy equipment to remove the whale from the beach.


A 37-foot humback whale washed ashore dead at Cupsogue Beach in West Hampton Dunes on Sunday morning.

Marine biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society have examined the whale and said it is a female and shows no exterior signs of serious injury.

Female humpback whales can grow to more than 50 feet in length and weigh more than 30 tons. Humpbacks are one of the most common whale species to roam the waters off Long Island and are easily identifiable by their long, black and white pectoral fins.

A spokesperson for the AMCS said that the whale is the first large whale to wash up in New York this year.

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It will be interesting to see how much plastic is in the whales stomach considering there are no external indicators of what caused its death.
By Enviro Guy (55), Southampton on May 6, 19 10:43 AM
The out come will be the same. Sick whale. They say that every time.
By Win sky (58), Southampton on May 6, 19 10:45 AM