Now, scientists and state leaders are trying to figure out exactly how to get a dead humpback whale off the beach in time for the holiday weekend. The beach has been crowded all day long and it's because we very rarely get to see a 30-ton humpback whale in it's entirety.
Officials from New Hampshire Fish and Game, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the New England Aquarium were called to Rye on Monday morning when a dead whale was spotted off the coast of Foss Beach, said Police Chief Kevin Walsh. The whale sighting was reported to Rye authorities by fishermen in the area and everyone who has seen it reported it appears to have been dead for days, Walsh said.
Authorities in New Hampshire say two people were rescued after a lobster boat caught fire off the coast of Rye. New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol received a call just before 11 a.m. Sunday for a report of black smoke coming from a boat just south of Portsmouth Harbor.