A dead whale was spotted last night, Saturday, January 28, 2023, floating approximately 12 miles off of the coast of Brigantine by a survey ship.

It is believed, but, not confirmed to be a humpback whale.

With the current wind and tides, the estimate is that the latest whale to wash ashore (it will be the 8th in a relatively short period of time), will wash ashore on Long Beach Island later today.

The projected location was made possible by the immediate communication to NOAA fisheries and the United States Coast Guard Delaware Bay sector.

They have conducted a drift analysis, which helps them to predict where the whale may ultimately come ashore.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, under the direction of Sheila Dean has done a great job throughout the unprecedented number of whales that have been washing ashore as of late.

The last article that I wrote on this topic was on December 23, 2022, when a whale washed ashore in the Chelsea section of Atlantic City (pictured above).

This is a developing story. We’ll provide updates as warranted.

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