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Rotting 20-Ton Whale Carcass Fouling Malibu Carted Out To Sea
CBSLA.com) ^ | December 8, 2012 10:28 PM

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 whale’s 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.


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1 posted on 12/09/2012 7:21:29 AM PST by BenLurkin
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The Malibu Homeowners Association hired a private company to haul the dead whale away.

They will demand reimbursement from you and I (the taxpayers) -- count on it.

2 posted on 12/09/2012 7:23:06 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

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


3 posted on 12/09/2012 7:27:45 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: BenLurkin
They believe in karma out there don't they?
4 posted on 12/09/2012 7:30:29 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: BenLurkin
Scientists surmise about 2,300 2299 fin whales live off the California Coast.
5 posted on 12/09/2012 7:30:29 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: mountainlion

They beleive that the “little people” owe them.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 7:31:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Meanwhile, the situation in Staten Island is little improved.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 7:34:45 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: BenLurkin

The rotting whale carcass symbolizes big government.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 7:39:54 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 7:55:05 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: reg45

Paging Chris Christie...


10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:56:06 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: BenLurkin

Wonder how they are determining the foul smell between the celebrities and the rotting whale? My bets are the celebrities are more foul smelling.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:56:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BenLurkin
several jurisdictions went back and forth trying to determine who was responsible for the whale’s disposal.

That is an example of too much government. We see other examples in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:59:42 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder how many permits were required to do such a thing?


13 posted on 12/09/2012 8:05:46 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin
Wish they had done this instead


14 posted on 12/09/2012 8:07:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

What nobody posted a pic of Streisand?


15 posted on 12/09/2012 8:22:29 AM PST by Argus
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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.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 8:24:44 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Argus

[What nobody posted a pic of Streisand?]

Last seen she was being towed out to sea.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 9:00:19 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: BenLurkin

A foul offensive tub of fat?

Should I issue a Michael Moore PING?


18 posted on 12/09/2012 9:33:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 9:51:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

When the carcass washes back ashore in San Diego somebody with deep pockets in Malibu is going to get sued, lol.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 9:53:22 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: blueunicorn6

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.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 9:58:43 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Inspector Brian Riley said earlier that state officials performed a necropsy on the whale...

"He's a dead whale, Jim!"

22 posted on 12/09/2012 10:00:24 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 10:01:42 AM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: BenLurkin

Martin Sheen lives in Malibu. Barbara Streisand lives in Malibu.

There’s a putrid stench invading Malibu.

Coincidence?


24 posted on 12/09/2012 10:54:38 AM PST by DPMD
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To: GQuagmire

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.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 11:07:56 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: RetiredTexasVet

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?


26 posted on 12/09/2012 11:11:38 AM PST by taterjay
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To: BenLurkin
"Officials moved the 41-foot male "

Male. Female. Who gives a sh!t?

27 posted on 12/09/2012 2:37:28 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: DPMD

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”.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 2:28:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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