Dead whale on NJ beach

July 6, 2008 8:14:18 PM PDT
A dead whale has been found on a New Jersey beach. Park Rangers found the dead fin whale at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch this morning.

It is about 40 feet long.

Fin whales, also known as baleen whales, are second largest in size only to blue whales.

Experts from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine have been at the scene to try to determine what caused the whale to die.