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Humpback whale washes up on Long Island beach

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The carcass of a humpback whale washed up on the beach in Hampton Bays, Long Island, Wednesday morning.

Scientists with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are set to conduct a necropsy on the mammal on Thursday to try to determine why it died.

The whale is about 35 feet long and likely weighs around 35 tons, Riverhead Executive Director Robert DiGiovanni Jr. wrote in an email.

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