Experts: Dead humpback whale in Long Beach was hit by boat

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Experts say they believe they know what happened to a dead humpback whale that washed ashore in Long Beach.

Experts from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society say the 32-foot humpback whale was most likely hit by a boat.

It came ashore Friday near Lafayette Boulevard.

A necropsy showed signs of bruising consistent with being struck by a vessel.

The death of the whale was the third reported in New York State this year.  

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