A 15-foot Minke whale washed up in New Jersey, and it wasn't long before someone notified the authorities. And by "notified the authorities," I mean "spraypainted a fraternity logo on the dead whale."

Atlantic City Police said the purple tag on the whale's body appeared to be the Greek letters of Tau Epsilon Phi, a fraternity that has chapters at three nearby universities, and the number 94. TEP is headquartered in Voorhees, N.J.

According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the whale had been dead "for days" when it was found on Thursday. There were no signs of trauma, and the cause of death is unknown.

Boardwalk business owners are less upset about the graffiti than about the fact that the whale will be buried nearby. They fear the smell will be unbearable during the summer.

[H/T BroBible, Photo: NBC 40 News]