It appears the same humpback whale was afloat and dead twice in one week.

The whale was buried near Gunnison beach in the sand, according to Marine Mammal Stranding Center.and Park Officials.

Robert Schoelkropf executive Director of the center said the Whales body was uncovered by the ocean waves, and probably filled with gas giving the whale buoyancy, Officials say the whale did not wash up in swimming areas, and lifeguards were aware of its findings.

Sandy hook Officials confirmed it is the same whale that washed ashore last week.

This Humpback whale is not the first to wash up at the Jersey shore