Endangered Whale, 1 Of Only 400 Left In World, Found Dead Off NJ Coast

"An endangered species of whale, one of only 400 left in the world, was found dead Thursday morning off the coast of Long Branch, officials said.

The whale was spotted floating in the ocean in the Elberon section of the city and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was able to confirm that it was a North Atlantic Right Whale after photos were sent to the organization.

New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center was working Thursday with NOAA to find a spot where a necropsy can be performed to find out how the mammal died, authorities said."

Chris Sheldon reports for the Newark Star-Ledger June 25, 2020.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 06/26/2020