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Whale stranded on NYC beach has died

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Researchers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation stand in front of a deceased beached whale in Breezy Point on Dec. 27.

By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News:

An emaciated 60-foot finback whale that washed up on a coastal community devastated by Superstorm Sandy has died, marine officials said Thursday.

The whale was found beached on Wednesday in Breezy Point, Queens, where more than 100 homes burned down and more than 2,000 were damaged during the Oct. 29 storm. It was carried out at high tide but washed ashore another time on Thursday, where marine officials said they found it dead, according to media reports. Full Story

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An emergency worker reaches out to touch a deceased beached whale in Breezy Point, Queens, in New York City on Dec. 27.

See yesterday's PhotoBlog post on Breezy Point whale: Finback whale beached at Breezy Point, N.Y.

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