The dead whale washed up near Boardwalk Hall. In 2 weeks, this is the second whale to wash up on the Atlantic City beach. If you count the one in Strathmere and Wildwood this is the fourth whale that washed up in a few months.
According to an online report by Shore News Today:
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center was on site and took blubber and muscle samples before the whale was moved fully ashore. Rather than burying the whale immediately, a full necropsy (examination of an animal after death) will be performed tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 8. Many people, both on the beach and on social media, expressed their sadness and deep concern about the loss of yet another whale.
Photos courtesy of Ben Morris