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Graffiti on dead whale in Atlantic City a 'reprehensible act,' fraternity says

 While we don’t know if any of our members were involved, we have been in contact with the authorities and have offered our assistance in their investigations. This act is in direct contradiction with our mission statement and our teachings of friendship, chivalry and service, and we wholeheartedly condemn it,” Tau Epsilon Phi said.

The statement came as authorities continue to investigate the incident involving the minke whale found beneath Central Pier. It is one of three marine mammals to wash up on area beaches within two days. A common dolphin was found on the Atlantic City beach Thursday, and another washed up in Ocean City on Friday.

The whale’s body was too badly decomposed to determine a cause of death, and it was buried on the beach Thursday, said Bob Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.