A 60-foot whale was found washed up in the already-devastated town (from Hurricane Sandy) of Breezy Point, Queens, and residents are doing everything in their power to save it.
“There was just so much devastation this year,” said resident Diane Bassolino. “We just wanted to see something survive.” Unfortunately, it’s not looking good.
The giant blue-grey finback was bleeding from its mouth and tail and fighting for its life, after apparently being injured by a ship in the hours after Christmas. She may even be pregnant. “We don’t think it will make it,” said Kim Durham of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. “We’re going to let nature take its course.”