One of the cetaceans found during the previous two months along the coastlines of New York and New Jersey was a 35-foot (11-meter) humpback whale that washed up and eventually perished on a New York beach.
On Long Island, the whale was found early Monday at Lido Beach West Town Park. News outlets said it was still alive when found, but it later passed away.
Workers employed a crane to remove the animal from the water to prevent it from being washed back into the ocean.
Researchers want to undertake a necropsy to understand better what may have led the whale to the beach.
No apparent symptoms of trauma were visible in the animal.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oversee the country’s fisheries, and seas, said 19 humpback whales became stranded along the U.S. coast last year.
Eastern seaboard. Seven of the whales have already beenheared up on beaches from Maine to Florida in the first month of this year.