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Whale watch: Federal fisheries agency warns boaters of humpback whales reported feeding in L.I. Sound

NOAA is warning boaters to be on the lookout for humpback whales in the Long Island Sound. Collisions can be dangerous to boaters and whales alike. The giant marine mammal can be 60 feet long and weigh 40 tons. It is federally protected and injuring, interacting with or harassing it is punishable by stiff fines.

What to do with all the dead fish? Officials scramble for solutions in the wake of another fish kill

“It’s totally disgusting,” said Joanne Tyte, who lives on Howell Lane on the Peconic River. “The smell is so bad that we can’t even go outside."