Experts: Shooting whale was harder than planned

? Experts tells Newsday they had to fire three bullets from a rifle into a humpback whale that washed up on a beach in East Hampton last Tuesday.

The experts say none of the bullets worked and the whale had to be injected with phenol-barbital, which eventually killed it.

The animal died early Friday morning. Marine scientists say if it had been freed, it would not have survived.

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