A dead whale that washed up on the shore of Atlantic City has been tagged with graffiti, reports the Press of Atlantic City. The purple markings are visible in the newspaper’s video above.
Found yesterday morning under Central Pier, the whale is a 12- to 15-foot Minke. The graffiti on the mammal consists of Greek letters that seem to belong to fraternity Tau Epsilon Phi, The Associated Press reports — more graffiti was discovered on the pier.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center attempted to conduct an autopsy of the whale to determine the cause of death, but it was too decomposed, and buried on the beach.
A dead dolphin was also found a few blocks away, on the beach at Indiana Avenue. Today, a third dead animal — another dolphin — also washed up in Ocean City, the Press reports, noting that last summer, 93 dolphins washed up along the Jersey Shore, hit with cetacean morbillivirus.