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Baby Humpback Whale Beached in East Hampton, Won't Survive


A humpback whale less than a year old beached itself at East Hampton, Long Island today. Wildlife experts say it has little chance of survival.

ABC7 reports: "It's a heartbreaking scene as wildlife experts from the Riverhead Foundation, which monitors and helps marine wildlife across easter Long Island, try to help the 25-foot, 5-ton whale. They say the whale somehow separated from its mother, and because whales under 2 years old rely on their mother's milk, the situation appears to be dire and the whale is unlikely to survive...Possibly the most heartbreaking part of the story is that there have been several sightings of another whale in the Atlantic. Experts say it is impossible to know if that whale is the beached whale's mother or a relative."

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  1. That's a lot of sushi.

    Posted by: LetSodomRing | Apr 6, 2010 7:45:53 PM

  2. that ina garten?

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 6, 2010 8:13:36 PM

  3. I hope they confirm that it's not George Michael on vacation before they blow up the carcass. So sad.

    Posted by: mintylaramie | Apr 6, 2010 8:58:20 PM

  4. That's so sad.

    Posted by: Sgt.Sausagepants | Apr 6, 2010 10:56:59 PM

  5. good.

    This is gonna smell awful.

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 6, 2010 11:14:44 PM

  6. i was there this morning when showed up for a beach workout class. it was weird to look into its eye, blinking, aware. it was sad.

    Posted by: gomez | Apr 7, 2010 2:05:44 AM

  7. Poor whale, they can get you in East Hampton for almost anything!

    Posted by: Torero | Apr 7, 2010 11:23:51 AM

  8. Its really sad. A 2 year old baby humpback whale getting separated from the mother is very hard to accept. But how did it get isolated from its mother?

    Posted by: Humpback whale | Jun 8, 2010 6:22:19 AM

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