Tag: Moriches Bay
Federal officials conceded during a recent community meeting that they could have done a better job responding to a humpback whale that was euthanized after getting stranded in Moriches Bay last fall.
Marine biologists performed a necropsy Monday on a humpback whale in the hopes of learning why it became stranded on a Moriches Bay sandbar last week before it was euthanized, officials said.
A humpback whale was euthanized by marine biologists Wednesday, four days after it got stuck on a sand bar while feeding on fish in Moriches Bay and couldn’t free itself, officials said.
The whale is currently “grounded in the middle of the bay, near Hart’s Cove,” the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation said in a statement on Facebook.
Mastic Beach residents voted Wednesday to dissolve their fledgling village just six years after they voted to incorporate—making it the third shortest-lived village in recent New York State history, records show.
The goal is to both revive the shellfish industry and naturally cleanse the bay of pollution.
“The best thing that we can do is address the main source of the problem, which is our nitrogen.”