A 58-Foot-Long Fin Whale With Huge Bite Marks Has Washed Up On Long Island

 

 

 

” A whale washed ashore on Long Island on Thursday with bite marks “bigger than a Chihuahua,” Kim Durham of the Riverhead Foundation told Newsday.

  Gothamist reports that the 58-foot fin whale was discovered about 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, near the campgrounds at Smith County Park in Shirley, New York. For reference, that’s about 77 miles from New York City.”

 

 

 

 

 

” Durham said that the creature was missing most of its skin and was in an advanced state of decomposition. The bite marks indicated that “large sea animals, possibly a shark, had fed on the carcass post-mortem,” Durham added. The fin whale’s only natural predator, apart from humans, is the orca whale.”

 

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