Propeller wounds likely caused death of young, endangered whale found off Jersey Shore

Officials on Monday said the critically endangered whale that was discovered off the coast of Monmouth County likely died from wounds it suffered in a collision with a vessel.The carcass of the male whale calf was spotted floating off Monmouth Beach around noon Friday after it was first seen a couple miles south in the water near Long Branch a day earlier, according to officials.Though officials initially suspected a boat collision was to blame, a necropsy confirmed the likely cause of death. Preliminary findings from the procedure revealed signs of at least separate vessel collisions, accordi...


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