After shooting a sick baby humpback whale with multiple darts in an attempt to euthanize it and losing one of them in surf, a “scientist armed with a hunting rifle” fired three intermittent shots at the animal Friday morning reports Newsday, the most retarded newspaper to not understand the web (subscription only). However, officials still won’t confirm if it’s dead and have scheduled a press conference at 4PM. Safe to say it probably is. (Newsday had since removed the above image, going with the more tranquil lede photo below.) UPDATE: The whale is officially dead! RIP Baby Humpy!

Photos: Doug Kuntz (pronounced the way it looks I assume)

Dead whale photo added with the shooter in the background.