A reader sent us this photo of the baby humpback whale that was beached on Long Island recently. This was taken earlier this week, and its current state is pretty gruesome. The whale was euthanized after experts found it had no chance of survival. Our tipster notes: "It doesn't look quite like the necropsy the Riverhead foundation was supposed to carry out." But then again, who knows what a whale necropsy looks like? We've contacted the Riverhead Foundation to see what exactly is going on here, but we're sure they're treating the situation professionally, and not, say, feasting on whale burgers. Full image after the jump.

Photo by D. Brandon