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Minke whale, marked with graffiti, found under Central Pier in Atlantic City

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Vernon Ogrodnek

Bob Schoelkopf, right, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, looks over a minke whale the washed up Thursday, May 1, 2014 below Central Pier, and a common dolphin was found at the beach on Indiana Avenue, in Atlantic City. The whale was being cut up for an autopsy.

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ATLANTIC CITY — A minke whale, its underbelly tagged with purple spray paint, was found Thursday morning under Central Pier, where it had washed up.

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8 images

Vernon Ogrodnek

Bob Schoelkopf, right, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, looks over a minke whale the washed up Thursday, May 1, 2014 below Central Pier, and a common dolphin was found at the beach on Indiana Avenue, in Atlantic City. The whale was being cut up for an autopsy.