A video about surfers has appeared New York City A sperm whale washed ashore at Rockaway Beach in Queens is about to push a whale back out to sea.
Footage captured on Tuesday as temperatures in the area exceeded 30 degrees Celsius showed at least nine surfers in wetsuits working together in the hope of moving the massive mammal to safety.
“These guys are awesome, they’re working with the Army Corps of Engineers to save this baby whale,” the video is heard saying. “I think these guys are in heaven, they’re doing a great job with all these surfers.”
Another video taken at the scene later showed the whale dead, wrapped in caution tape attached to the shore.
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The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and the New York State Department of Environmental Protection were among the other agencies on the scene, according to TMX News.
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The news agency added that the 3- to 5-year-old whale measured 32 feet long.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine how she died.
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society told TMX News that this is the sixth largest whale to wash ashore. new York Since October 20.