From today's LA Times, comes word that disposing of a rotting whale carcass isn't an easy thing to do:
~ ~ ~ "Disposing of a whale? A hulk of a problem
Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times"A blue whale was found dead floating off the Ventura County coast in September.
"Safely getting rid of a rotting carcass is quite the challenge, as beach towns recently learned.
"By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
"October 8, 2007
"What to do with a dead whale is no small problem.
"Tow it to sea and it just might come back -- as did the remains of a 70-ton blue whale that washed up on Malibu beaches twice last week.
"Stick it in the ground and its oils might leach back into the ocean, drawing sharks eager for dinner. That happened with a whale buried at a popular San Diego
County surfing spot in 2003.
"Blow it up and you just might end up showering blubber on hapless spectators, as did the state of Oregon
in a 1970 incident still kept pungently alive on the Internet
and in columns by humorist Dave Barry. . ."
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Disposing of a whale? A hulk of a problem - Los Angeles Times