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Endangered Finback Whale Stranded On New York City Beach, Dies Overnight Wednesday
2012-12-27 15:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A nearly 60-foot-long whale that had been found stranded along a New York City beach on Wednesday was confirmed dead earlier today. The marine mammal, an endangered finback whale, washed up on the beach sometime Wednesday morning where it was found by a passerby, who dialed 9-1-1. Biologists rushed to the scene and discovered the animal was still breathing, yet did not have good news. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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2010-06-11 10:35:00

Park officials said Thursday that a 30-foot-long dead humpback whale washed ashore near Jones Beach State Park. According to George Gorman, spokesman for the Long Island region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Recreation, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, a nonprofit marine life rescue organization, will make the determination of what to do with the whale's remains. The whale was discovered by parks' staff east of field 6 at Jones...

2009-04-10 15:34:58

The U.S. Coast Guard said a humpback whale was seen swimming in New York Harbor for several hours Thursday. Coast Guard officers said the first sighting of the whale was reported at about 8 a.m. Thursday near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the giant water mammal didn't appear to be injured or distressed, The New York Times reported Friday. It's going out toward the ocean, said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer David Schulein. We just established a security safety zone. The Coast Guard...

2006-02-03 11:45:58

LONDON (Reuters) - It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is offering to sell the soul of the London whale. The Northern Bottlenosed Whale died two weeks ago after swimming up the Thames. "I was accompanying the poor whale in his last journey, and he handed his soul to me. He asked me to sell it, so I could invest the money raised in other bottlenosed whales," said the seller from Minneapolis, giving the whale the wrong...

2006-02-03 11:35:00

LONDON -- It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is offering to sell the soul of the London whale. The Northern Bottlenosed Whale died two weeks ago after swimming up the River Thames into central London. "I was accompanying the poor whale in his last journey, and he handed his soul to me. He asked me to sell it, so I could invest the money raised in other bottlenosed whales," said the seller from Minneapolis, giving the whale the...

2006-01-25 07:40:00

By Summer Said LONDON -- A whale that made world headlines when it swam up the River Thames into central London last week died of several factors including dehydration, scientists who conducted a post-mortem said on Wednesday. The female Northern Bottle-Nosed Whale was first spotted last Friday near the Houses of Parliament, some 40 miles from the sea. It died on Saturday evening after rescue teams failed in an effort to return it to open sea. "A combination of factors was likely to have been...

2006-01-21 15:06:48

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) The northern bottle-nosed whale that made world headlines when it strayed into the River Thames in central London two days ago has died as rescuers were trying to rush it to safety aboard a barge. The news follows a sharp decline in the health of the adolescent 18-foot whale after initial optimism that it could be returned to freedom. "I am afraid it had a convulsion and died at 1900 hours," Tony Woodley of British Divers Marine Life Rescue told...

2006-01-22 09:05:00

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Marine experts who failed to rescue a whale stranded in London's Thames River said on Sunday they hoped worldwide public interest in its fate would promote conservation of the endangered species. Rescue teams had tried to return the adolescent 18-foot (six meter) northern bottle-nosed whale to the open seas but it died on Saturday evening after its health took a turn for the worse. "It was always a race against time," Tony Woodley of the British Divers Marine...

2006-01-22 13:23:42

LONDON -- A marine mammal expert conducted a necropsy Sunday on the whale that wandered into the River Thames, hoping to determine what caused the 20-foot-long animal to veer off course and splash through central London before dying during Saturday's rescue attempt. The Zoological Society of London said it hoped preliminary results on what killed the Northern bottlenose whale would be available Wednesday. Paul Jepson, who has conducted government-funded research into why dolphins and...

2006-01-22 09:05:00

By Tim Castle LONDON -- Marine experts who failed to rescue a whale stranded in London's Thames River said on Sunday they hoped worldwide public interest in its fate would promote conservation of the endangered species. Rescue teams had tried to return the adolescent 18-foot (six meter) northern bottle-nosed whale to the open seas but it died on Saturday evening after its health took a turn for the worse. "It was always a race against time," Tony Woodley of the British Divers Marine Life...