2nd rare True's beaked whale found dead in NY

2nd rare True's beaked whale found dead in NY

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Marine researchers are investigating the death of a second True's beaked whale that washed ashore on eastern Long Island.

Rob DiGiovanni of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Wildlife told Newsday the second dead whale was retrieved Monday afternoon on a beach in the Hamptons.

The discovery is the second in as many days. Officials say that's a rarity.

The first whale, which was over 15 feet long and weighed a ton, was found Sunday in Southampton about four miles away.

True's beaked whales live deep in the North Atlantic, among other places. It's been years since one washed ashore on Long Island.

Necropsies are being conducted on both whales.

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