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With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.
Although rarely found in local waters, it is the third True's beaked whale to die on LI in a year.
A necropsy is planned for Thursday on the second whale that washed up on Long Island this week.
Our reporter visits "the other Fire Island" ahead of upcoming 50th anniversary events.
The community is one of four on the east end of the barrier island where police are the only EMS providers.