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Updated, 3:22 p.m. | An emaciated fin whale about 60 feet long and weighing perhaps 60 or 80 tons beached itself at Breezy Point, Queens, on Wednesday morning, and appeared near death, said experts who were preparing to try to euthanize it.


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MmAway M (522)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:13 pm
OMG & WT?????????????? After reading this article frankly I feel REALLY STUPID?!?!?!?

Still thinking WHAT THE ??????????????? Let the animal die Naturally??? With Calf??? WT??? I feel like my head is spinning around like the movie Polterguist! Typed comment so hard I hit a key and had to find it on the floor on this one...WHAT??????????????? Sorry, this is just CRAZY!!!


Michela M (3964)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:54 pm

Ester Hellen (213)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:00 pm
Rescue should be done and it is not confirmed that the whale is sick or what caused the stranding.
Rescue was done and in 2012 orgs should have equipment and techniques to make it possible.
Euthanize a whale is cruel and leads to more suffering I heard it took the Riverhead Foundation over 3 hours to get on scene to see what they were dealing with.
Totally unacceptable for an organisation!

Arthur S (88)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:04 pm
Don't care what is going on with this precious creation. Help it if you can Please.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:08 pm
The whale is severely emaciated. The whale's bones and ribs are showing. Looks like an awful lot of weight for the whale has been lost as the whale's skin is very sunken. There is some bleeding... seen?

The experts are determining if the whale should die naturally or be euthanized.

Sounds like a lot of efforts have been made but, considering the ill health of the whale, it may seem best to let the whale die.

Ty, Alicya.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:13 pm
In another article: Beached whale in Breezy Point not expected to survive


"Marine biologists said the animal may have a "chronic illness" and had not eaten in a long time."

"The whale's ribs are exposed, a sign of serious malnourishment..."

Ty, Alicya.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:14 pm
That is one heartbreaking story... and if the expert's prognosis is correct that she will die in any case then we can only hope it will be quickly. I have no idea why there can be no type of rescue for the poor sick animal, so must believe what experts are saying.
In my attempt to find out more on the story I made the mistake to read another site ( only to learn more horror news and a horrifying video.
Wish you had better news for us Alicya, but thanks anyway. :-((

MmAway M (522)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:27 pm
Put her down then and end the suffering Immediately if that is what these experts are saying. Stop talking about it PERIOD!

Barb Knight (1687)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:00 pm
I was on C2 but stopped to watch it on the news. Whatever happened to this poor, sweet, whale, all I can say is God Bless this special whale. Thnx Alicya...

Paulo R (13)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:11 am
"Their body physiology is so different from even smaller animals that the minute they get on the beach they’re being compromised because their internal organs are being crushed by their weight."

This animal is suffering and is not going to live. It needs to be shot in the head to end its agony and go in peace…

Kim O (396)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:23 am
I just hope it's suffering stops soon either way. Poor thing. Thanks Alicya

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:07 pm
I agree with trying to save this majestic creature.
Shared to facebool & twitters
Thank you Alicya

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:09 pm
I should say saving her without causing pain. We can raise sky scrapers but we can not all come together with helicopters to save this poor soul :(

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 10:48 pm
Great anmal of the ocean,
Pondered long the decision.
To die with calf unborn,
or drink a slow poisonous death
from polluted waters.

Ellen m (215)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:30 am
Could this possibly be a result of some type of injury connected with Sandy I wonder, or the fact we are killing our oceans as well as those that live in it?
In any event we have to trust the experts and end this creatures suffering. :-(
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