This isn't so much about THIS whale getting buried... it's more about what a previous dead whale.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index...heceta_he.htmlFinding a place to bury a huge whale is as complicated as it sounds.
That's according to marine mammal expert Jim Rice, a faculty research assistant at the Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center.
"There are some logistical problems with moving a 50-ton whale off the beach and finding the proper site for burial," Rice said.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department decided Monday to try to bury the carcass at the beach, if crews could find a proper spot.
Florence-based Leisure Excavating, working with state parks staff members, buried the approximately 30-ton, 55-foot-long carcass in an 11-foot-deep hole above the high tide line, said Chris Havel, a parks spokesman. There it should decompose naturally.
Seems like a logical thing to do, doesn't it? But that is only because they learned their lesson. On Nov. 12, 1970, workers from the Oregon Highway Division decided that the best way to get rid of a dead, decaying whale was to blow it up with dynamite. Here's the actual news footage:
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