Darts fail to sedate beached humpback whale in N.Y.

  • Thu Apr 8th, 2010 8:06am
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Associated Press

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — A beached humpback whale is clinging to life in New York after two attempts to sedate it failed.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it’s looking at options to aid the dying animal today on Long Island. Two darts have failed to sedate it for euthanization.

The young whale was found stranded Tuesday at the beach in East Hampton.

Information from: Newsday, www.newsday.com