Honorable mention

Our favorite topic — um, yes, that would be exploding whales — got an “honorable mention” in the following article about a 10-foot, 1000-pound pygmy sperm whale carcass that came ashore in South Carolina, USA. While such a small whale would never warrant using explosives, the author simply couldn’t refrain from noting the following:

In years past, officials would blow up large whales with dynamite to get rid of the remains. Now, in most cases, the remains are towed out to sea.”

You can read the whole article here: Dead whale found on Folly Field.

Update 1-Nov-2005: This poor whale ended up in a county landfill, though officials had some trouble deciding what to do with the carcass. You can read more here: Dead whale a dilemma for officials.

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