Humpback Whale Found Dead Under Dock in Wildwood

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WILDWOOD, NJ – The body of a humpback whale was found floating in the water near the Grassy Sound Marina in Wildwood just west of Seven Mile Point and the Hereford Inlet.

On Sunday, troopers from the Marine Services Bureau North Wildwood Station responded to the report of a deceased whale in the Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood, Cape May County.

“When troopers arrived, they located the whale under the dock of an abandoned residence in the area of the Grassy Sound Marina. Members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center arrived on scene and determined that the whale should be removed from the area in order to provide for safe vessel traffic,” police said.

Later in the day, the whale was removed by New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife personnel and taken to its final resting place during high tide.

Photo and Video by Grassy Sound Marina, Wildwood.

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