Skip to comments.Rotting 20-Ton Whale Carcass Fouling Malibu Carted Out To Sea
Posted on 12/09/2012 7:21:24 AM PST by BenLurkin
MALIBU (CBSLA.com) The rotting and oh-so-smelly carcass of the twenty ton fin whale that washed up on a beach in Malibu last Monday, has been carted out to sea.
Officials moved the 41-foot male Saturday afternoon after scores of area residents complained about the stench.
After the whale washed up last week, several jurisdictions went back and forth trying to determine who was responsible for the whales disposal.
County Fire Department dispatcher Christina Flores said department officials confirmed to dispatchers that an effort to move the whale was being mounted by lifeguard officials.
The Malibu Homeowners Association hired a private company to haul the dead whale away.
Inspector Brian Riley said earlier that state officials performed a necropsy on the whale, which he said was pretty well decomposed with the tail intact.
Authorities decided to tow the whale back out to sea where the remains would be eaten by sharks and other sea creatures, Riley said.
The whale was taken 20 miles out and dumped.
Officials believe the whale was hit by a ship. Among its injuries was a gash to the back and spinal damage.
Scientists surmise about 2,300 fin whales live off the California Coast.
They will demand reimbursement from you and I (the taxpayers) -- count on it.
Maybe Paul Watson should be asked to ‘chip in’ some funds ... if he weren’t saving the whales from the Japanese, they wouldn’t be polluting the celeb’s beaches. /sarc
They beleive that the “little people” owe them.
Meanwhile, the situation in Staten Island is little improved.
The rotting whale carcass symbolizes big government.
A humpback washed up on the beach of the city I live in about 20 years ago. I went down to take a look. You have no idea how bad it stank and how far away you can smell the stench. my eyes were watering it was so bad.
IIRC the carcass was buried on the beach. Don’t know why the same wasn’t done here.
Paging Chris Christie...
Wonder how they are determining the foul smell between the celebrities and the rotting whale? My bets are the celebrities are more foul smelling.
I wonder how many permits were required to do such a thing?
What nobody posted a pic of Streisand?
Too bad the ship didn’t drag BS’s sorry ass out to sea also.
She is just as disgusting of a big rotting fat whale.
[What nobody posted a pic of Streisand?]
Last seen she was being towed out to sea.
A foul offensive tub of fat?
Should I issue a Michael Moore PING?
This is actually a great story. The people there saw a problem and solved it while the government ran in circles. What a great example.
When the carcass washes back ashore in San Diego somebody with deep pockets in Malibu is going to get sued, lol.
You’d have to see the Maliites in action up close and personal. There is never anything warm and fuzy about they way they carry on. And the WILL demand to be reimbursed.
"He's a dead whale, Jim!"
They could be in big trouble with the Dept. of Interior for disturbing the natural habitat of dead whales. Yes, as a “seriously endangered species” dead whales are protected. Just because they are dead doesn’t lessen the need to protect their rotting carcases.
Martin Sheen lives in Malibu. Barbara Streisand lives in Malibu.
There’s a putrid stench invading Malibu.
Another article I read (LA Times) stated that the beach was too rocky to be able to dig deep enough, also, it was not easily accessible to heavy equipment.
How many bugs and seagulls and other critters were denied a meal because of this (the moving of the whale) disturbance to the natural order?
Male. Female. Who gives a sh!t?
Imagine if this were on Romney’s beach.
It would be his fault it died and his fault for towing it out to sea with his “ill-gotten riches”.
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