So there's a dead whale floating around New York harbor this morning. Touring hither and yon in the currents.
On hearing this, my first reaction was "so what? We had dead whales washing into the bay every year or two back home."
Apparently people are nervous that it will wash up in their neighborhood, and this is creating anxiety.
No need to worry. The whale has no TWIC card, so just like with people, we all know that means it can't ever go ashore.