Let's get this out of the way - there are about a million jokes about whales on nude beaches running through my brain, but I will take the high road and let you make them yourselves.

Anyway.

A dead humpback whale was reported to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center a few days ago, and it's believed that the same animal washed ashore just south of Gunnison Beach on Sandy Hook Tuesday night.

dead humpback whale (courtesy Kris Black)

According to Erin Vogt of TownsquareMedia News, New Jersey has seen seven humpback whale deaths reported since 2016, two of them last year, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stats.

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