Desperate Attempt to Rescue Whale Washed up at New Yorks Breezy Point (Video)

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Rescuers attempt to save beached whale.

This morning, a baleen-mouthed whale washed up on the shore of New York’s Breezy Point, and now desperate attempts are being made to save its life.

Just after 8 a.m. today, Breezy resident Lou Bassolino went out on a coffee run and thought he spotted a cap-sized boat but upon further inspection, he realized it was a whale that had beached itself.

He quickly went back home to get his family to help come save the animal and soon after, other volunteers and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation were on the scene frantically trying to save the whale, reports the NY Daily News:

“It’s a beautiful whale,” said volunteer Ed Manley, one of the rescuers at Beach 216th St. “I think she’s carrying a baby. It’s a shame. I hope we can save her.”

The emaciated whale is believed to measure about 60 feet long and weigh approximately 25-30 tons (half of what it should).

Since whales are believed to beach themselves when they are about to die, it’s unclear whether rescue efforts will work. The whale was also bleeding from its mouth and volunteers were doing everything they could to help comfort the whale.

This area which was heavily affected and in some parts destroyed by Hurricane Sandy has already had its share of tragedies this year. Sadly, as of Wednesday night, officials say the whale is likely to die given its current condition. The Nor’easter taking place right now on the East Coast doesn’t help either.


UPDATE: 12/27/12 The whale has reportedly died and a necropsy is planned to determine the cause.

 Image: YouTube


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