NEW YORK - Emergency crews were trying to figure out on Monday how to dispose of a large dead whale on a Long Island beach.
The whale washed up sometime overnight on Lido Beach in Nassau County.
Officials brought a backhoe to the scene to potentially move the large animal.
There has been a rash of dead whales in the waters around the New York City region.
Two weeks ago a whale was found dead on the New Jersey coastline. They believe that a humpback whale that washed up in Brigantine had been hit by a vessel.
New Jersey-based Clean Ocean Action is asking for a probe of the deaths of six whales that have washed ashore in just over a month in New York and New Jersey. They want to see if construction work for offshore wind farms is to blame.