Humpback whale washes ashore on Queens beach
A massive dead whale was found on the shore of a Queens beach Friday.
The decomposing corpse of the sea mammal washed ashore in Breezy Point near Beach 193rd Street.
The species of the animal is believed to be a humpback whale, according to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.
“The whale is in the surf and also in an area with nesting piping plovers, which are considered to be a threatened species along the Atlantic coast under the Endangered Species Act,” the organization said in a Facebook post. “This area is being sectioned off to ensure the safety of these birds.”