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Sep 24, 2018 5:46 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Dead Whale Washes Ashore In Amagansett

A small whale, only about 15 feet long, washed up near Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett on Monday afternoon. Matthew Bobek
Sep 25, 2018 5:18 PM

The carcass of a small whale washed ashore in Amagansett on Monday afternoon.

The whale, believed to be a minke whale about 15 feet long, washed ashore around 4 p.m. on Monday, west of Indian Wells Beach.

East Hampton Town Marine Patrol has alerted the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, a Hampton Bays-based conservation and stranding-response group that responds to "unusual mortality events." Scientists from the organization are expected to examine the whale carcass on Tuesday.

Minke whales are the most numerous whale species in the Atlantic and the second smallest of the filter-feeding baleen whales, growing to only about 25 feet.

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