Seventh dead whale washes up on New Jersey beach, causing environmental concerns

On Friday, NJ Advance Media reported that the seventh dead whale has washed up on the New York-New Jersey coast in just over a month.

The whale washed up on a Brigantine beach, according to a resident.

There was another dead humpback whale found in Atlantic City on Saturday. That whale was found blocks away from another dead humpback whale in December.

According to a statement from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the whale was first reported at 4:50 p.m. on Jan. 12.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center indicated it will post updates on the latest stranding. However, it requested patience due to a small staff in order to take samples and measurements.

In Atlantic City, climate groups said Monday that six dead whales in five weeks requires a full halt to offshore wind development while an investigation is conducted. Pre-construction survey work for offshore wind turbines can cause noise and sonar, which may harm marine life These climate groups are also concerned about the possibility of vessel strikes, which can causeause environmental harm.

Clean Ocean Action’s executive director Cindy Zipf said the group was also aware of the whale that washed up in Brigantine on Friday and was sending organizers there.