Ship Strike Responsible for Dead Whale on Nantucket

whaleNANTUCKET – Officials say the young humpback whale that washed up on a Nantucket beach had been killed by a ship strike.

A team from WHOI determined the whale had also been suffering from an advanced kidney disease, according to the Inquirer and Mirror.

The whale washed up on Miacomet Beach on Tuesday.


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