This is really sad and scary to be honest. It just happened a week ago, and 3 times before that – all since December.
For the fourth time since the beginning of December, a dead whale has washed up in South Jersey. The remains of a humpback whale were found in the North Brigantine Natural Area in Brigantine, New Jersey around 5 p.m. Thursday.
According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the whale was 20 to 25 feet long and doesn’t appear to be fully grown.
They say plans are underway to perform a necropsy on Sunday with the help of several agencies.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center says this is part of a years-long “unusual mortality event” declared by NOAA in 2016.