PHOTOS: Dead Whale on Long Island Beach

A nearly 50-foot whale washed up on Mastic Beach in Long Island Thursday, authorities say. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research initially believed it might be a fin whale.

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A nearly 50-foot whale washed up on a Long Island beach Thursday, authorities say. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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The whale washed up on Mastic Beach in Long Island. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research was headed to Smith Point County Park in Mastic Beach. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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The foundation initially believed it might be a fin whale. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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A crowd gathered around the dead whale. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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A necropsy will be conducted to determine how it died. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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Authorities tell NBC New York there have been multiple whale sightings in the waters off Long Island this summer. (Credit: Keith Feldman)
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