A dead humpback whale washed ashore Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Manasquan. This is the ninth dead whale that has washed ashore in the New York/New Jersey region since Dec. 5, 2022. This alarming number of whale deaths is considered unprecedented in the last half century, marine life experts say.
Yesterday, Wall Township Police assisted Marine Mammal Stranding Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and New Jersey Environmental Protection with the transport and necropsy of the deceased humpback whale at Manasquan Beach. The whale was transported from the beach to a Department of Transportation yard in Wall Township, requiring extensive traffic assistance. Clean Ocean Action was also on site today during the removal of the 35-foot body of the humpback whale.
For additional information on this incident and similar recent incidents, visit the Clean Ocean Action website at cleanoceanaction.org.