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August 15, 2023

Contact: Caryn Shinske (609) 984-1795
Lawrence Hajna (609) 292-2994
Vincent Grassi (609) 984-1795

Statement on August 12, 2023 Whale Stranding

TRENTON –– A juvenile humpback whale stranded on a Long Branch beach Saturday 8/12 was observed to have significant injuries to its head, suggesting another vessel strike, adding to an ongoing unusual mortality event affecting whales since 2016. For updates, visit: