Editors note: NOAA official press release added at 3:37 p.m.

Unfortunately the Humpback Whale that has been stranded in Moriches Bay since Sunday was euthanized around 2:oo p.m.

I spoke with Mike Brook from Fox 5 NY who is on scene and awaiting a press conference.

This drone footage was taken shortly before the final decision was made this afternoon.

The deep water in front of the Whale might be disturbing to some.

Please click here for the official news release from NOAA explaining their decision.