dead whale
© East Hampton's Natural Resources Department
Crews are working to remove a deceased humpback whale that washed up Thursday morning in Amagansett.

Rob DiGiovanni, of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, says they plan to move the whale up the beach using heavy equipment. The whale will then be taken to a different location where the necropsy will be performed.

He says it should take a few hours before it is removed from the beach.

DiGiovanni says it was too early to tell what caused the whale to wash up deceased.

Since 2016, 75 humpback whales have died along the East Coast, some of those were found in Atlantic beach, East Quogue and Long Beach.

This is the sixth dead humpback whale that investigation teams have responded to this year, one of which was two months ago in New Jersey.