News Probe under way as whale washes up on Fire Island A 25-foot whale carcass was discovered washed up on a Fire Island beach Monday, June 29, 2015, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Instagram / anelorenyc By JOHN VALENTI firstname.lastname@example.org June 30, 2015 11:42 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Experts will try to determine what caused the death of a 25-foot whale, whose carcass was discovered washed up on a Fire Island beach Monday, Suffolk County police said. Police said the whale carcass was found by a passerby in the surf line at Ocean Ridge, just east of Davis Park, at about 8:30 p.m. The passerby called 911 to report the find. Marine Bureau officers responded to the scene and then notified the DEC and the Riverhead Foundation, police said. The type of whale was not immediately known. The cause of death is pending a necropsy. By JOHN VALENTI email@example.com John Valenti, a reporter at Newsday since 1981, has been honored nationally by the Associated Press and Society of the Silurians for investigative, enterprise and breaking news reporting, as well as column writing, and is the author of “Swee'pea,” a book about former New York playground basketball star Lloyd Daniels. Valenti is featured in the Emmy Award-winning ESPN 30-for-30 film “Big Shot.” Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.