Skip to comments.Dead Sperm Whale Towed Away From Florida Keys
Posted on 01/03/2014 10:08:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
The carcass of a deceased sperm whale, estimated to be 35 feet long, has been towed about 10 miles off the Florida Keys to the Gulf Stream.
The marine mammal was discovered about a mile off Key Largo Thursday
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When they came for the dead sperm whales, I didn’t speak up...
Should have blown it up, after taking the teeth.
Sperm Whale Teeth........ Is it just me?
For a second I thought Kim Kardaschian had an accident..
Did anyone check for Ambergris?
Sperm whale burger in paradise!
Instructions supplied via YouTube, see above comment.
Video link of 1970 Oregon exploding whale supplied in earlier comment...
Sperm whales always scared me like no other whale. Don’t know why, but maybe it is the early depictions of them being predatory boat attackers, Moby Dick-style.
Dave Barry wrote about this some years ago and it is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Almost split a gut laughing.
It should be noted that: "Dead Sperm" is an excellent name for a punk rock band... [/Dave Barry]
What a coinkidink!
I JUST finished reading “Moby Dick” for the third time.
You do not want to know what happens to a dead whale when it sinks to the floor of the ocean. It reaches a whole new level of gross.
Slow news day, eh?
Reminds me of the last and only time I wore speedos at the beach.
Six people from green peace tried to drag me back into the water.
Must be, they are cool and lots of folks carve them. Didn't you think sperm whales had teeth? Shame on you.
I’ve seen that vid. Typical west coast dopes. Blowing it up at sea would be awesome.
The Farside Comes to Life in Oregon - By Dave Barry (1990)
I am absolutely not making this incident up; in fact I have it all on videotape. The tape is from a local TV news show in Oregon, which sent a reporter out to cover the removal of a 45-foot, eight-ton dead whale that washed up on the beach. The responsibility for getting rid of the carcass was placed upon the Oregon State Highway Division, apparently on the theory that highways and whales are very similar in the sense of being large objects.One of those pieces that I never tire of reading.
So anyway, the highway engineers hit upon the plan remember, I am not making this up of blowing up the whale with dynamite. The thinking here was that the whale would be blown into small pieces, which would be eaten by sea gulls, and that would be that. A textbook whale removal.
So they moved the spectators back up the beach, put a half-ton of dynamite next to the whale and set it off. I am probably not guilty of understatement when I say that what follows, on the videotape, is the most wonderful event in the history of the universe. First you see the whale carcass disappear in a huge blast of smoke and flame. Then you hear the happy spectators shouting Yayy! and Whee! Then, suddenly, the crowds tone changes. You hear a new sound like splud. You hear a womans voice shouting Here come pieces of MY GOD! Something smears the camera lens.
Later, the reporter explains: The humor of the entire situation suddenly gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere. One piece caved in the roof of a car parked more than a quarter of a mile away. Remaining on the beach were several rotting whale sectors the size of condominium units. There was no sign of the sea gulls, who had no doubt permanently relocated in Brazil. This is a very sobering videotape. Here at the institute we watch it often, especially at parties. But this is no time for gaiety. This is a time to get hold of the folks at the Oregon State Highway division and ask them, when they get done cleaning up the beaches, to give us an estimate on the US Capitol.
every time I read this it is a LOL story and video..they had good intentions like any liberal, but the results really stunk...
Oh that is funny! But I must admit...... if I had been there I would have surely gone down to the beach to watch.
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