Subject: Re: NY Entanglement - Minke Newborn Kim Durham of the Riverhead Foundation (NY) passed on the following preliminary information on the entanglement: Wednesday, 24 June 1998 @12:10 hrs Coast Guard Moriches Group contacted the Foundation with a report of a live entangled 12 ft. animal located approximately 1/2 mile off Long Beach, Hempstead township, Nassau County, Atlantic Ocean. @ 12:34 hrs. Coast Guard personnel arrived on scene and determined that the animal was dead. @ 14:00 hrs. Stranding personnel (Kim Durham etc.) arrived on scene and identified the animal as a very young, small minke whale Fishing gear is described as approximately 6" mesh gillnet. Complete information on the fishing boat is available. Location of entanglement: 40.34.75 N 73.41.58 W The carcass has been landed and Riverhead Foundation will perform the necropsy today on site. Thanks, Dana NMFS NER Stranding Coordinator 508-495-2090 _______________________________________________________________ Kim Durham from the Riverhead Foundation called to report an entangled small-to-medium cetacean 1/2 mile off Long Beach,NY early this afternoon. The species will not be confirmed until she gets to the dock to receive the carcass from the Marine Police, who are towing it in. We are unsure at this point whether the animal was still alive when it was brought up. The USCG took video and boarded the vessel, so we should have further information on the gear type. The fisherman will be instructed to complete an MMAP form. Teri Rowles and Dana are working with Kim on sample collection.