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Porpoise Washes Up on Lavallette Beach Tuesday

A marine mammal washed up on the beach in Lavallette, March 15, 2016. (Submitted Photo)

A marine mammal washed up on the beach in Lavallette, March 15, 2016. (Submitted Photo)

A deceased marine mammal, thought to be a porpoise, washed up Tuesday morning on the beach at Newark Avenue.

“It had scratches on one side, but otherwise looked perfect,” a Shorebeat reader said in an e-mail.

A marine mammal washed up on the beach in Lavallette, March 15, 2016. (Submitted Photo)

A marine mammal washed up on the beach in Lavallette, March 15, 2016. (Submitted Photo)


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After the body was found, a Lavallette Public Works Department crew came to carry it away. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine confirmed to Shorebeat that a technician from the Brigantine-based center was on his way to Lavallette to pick up the body so the exact species could be confirmed and a necropsy could be performed.


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