Whale that washed up on Jersey Shore beach had fractured skull, propellor wounds

A deceased 30-foot humpback female whale that washed up on the beach in Seaside Park last week had propeller wounds and a fractured skull, according to preliminary findings by experts. The whale was “in good body condition,” but had internal and external injuries, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, which performed the necropsy Friday on the beach. In addition, the whale had bruising on her head, sections of fractured skull and sharp force trauma “consistent with propeller wounds,” on the right lateral side, according to the MMSC. >click to read< 12:38

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