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Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

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A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor was transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City. 

The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around 8:00  a.m. on Wednesday. 

The animal is estimated to be 60 feet long, but it's species is unknown at this time. 

It was found stuck on the bow of a container ship on Saturday.

Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine will examine the mammal to determine the cause of death.

A spokesman for the stranding center says it isn't uncommon for whales to make their way into shipping lanes as they travel up and the down the East Coast. 
 

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