Dead whale found floating off South Shore

A dead Minke whale was found floating off of the South Shore Friday.

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The Riverhead Foundation says it was first seen Thursday night off of the Fire Island Inlet and then seen off of Tobay Beach.

Officials say the carcass was beached for a bit before it was pulled back out to sea by the rip current.

The Foundation says if the dead whale comes ashore again, it will perform an examination to determine the cause of death.

It is the fourth animal that has washed ashore this year, including two other whales and one dolphin.

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