Humane officials search for answers in death of whale on Jersey Shore

    Investigators are looking for answers after finding a dead whale along the Jersey Shore that was apparently shot.

    CBS 3 reports humane officials are offering a reward in hopes of finding the person responsible for shooting the whale, which appears to have died slowly by starving to death just north of Asbury Park.

    According to the report, a bullet lodged in the jaw of the whale, an 11-foot Pilot whale, left the animal unable to eat.

    A spokesperson for the humane society says it is offering a $2,500 reward for information on the shooting, which could have occurred anywhere on the east coat and as far north as Canada.

    According to CBS 3, if found and convicted, the shooter could face a year in jail and a fine as much as $100,000.

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