Posted by: Drew | July 6, 2008

Fin Whale Washes up in Long Branch – Fined $250 for No Beach Badge – July 6th 2008

It seems that the weekend is going to end with a whole Lotta Commotion. In Long Branch today an Endangered Fin whale washed up dead on beach. Although it will be fined $200 for not having a Beach Badge. There is speculation that the whale may have had Mafia ties to North Jersey, Experience the Shore will be looking into this story…

From Asbury Park Press

An endangered Fin whale has washed up dead on the beach in Seven Presidents’ Park, park officials said today.The whale, which is about 40 feet long, was found by rangers upon opening the park this morning, said Senior Park Manager Mark Borchert. MORE…

From NJ.com

Borchert said experts from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine were on the scene. MORE…

From My Central Jersey

Sheila Dean of the Stranding Center said the Center currently had little information, but said that the whale was significantly decomposed when it was found. She encouraged Jersey Shore residents to visit the Center’s Web site — www.marinemammalstrandingcenter.org — where they can learn more about strandings and what to do if they find an animal in distress. MORE…

From Newsday

The whale carcass was about 40 feet long. Fin whales are the second in size only to blue whales. They’re listed as endangered in the United States. MORE…

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