A popular beach on the Washington coast became home to a dead gray whale, and the state moved quickly to bury the carcass before scores of clam diggers were to arrive just two days later. The 38-foot female was the third whale to wash up in the area in recent years.
In the report linked below, the reporter makes explicit mention of Oregon’s Exploding Whale:
“I think it’s the best thing they can do, unless they can take it out there and let the fish eat it or whatever,” she said.
That’s wouldn’t work; it would just come back with the tide.
And everyone knows that blowing it up is a lousy idea. They tried that, with disastrous results some years back in Florence, Oregon.
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Archived copy of the video from the Exploding Whale video portal on YouTube: