Archive for the 'Washington' Category

Dead Whale on Pacific Beach to be buried

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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 [...]

Bevy of bystanders beholds birth of baby beluga in BC

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

And now for the very best kind of “exploding” whale… From BBC News: After 15 months of pregnancy, Qila the Vancouver Aquarium’s 12-year-old beluga whale has given birth to her first calf. The birth was captured live by television cameras. Qila was the first beluga whale to be conceived and born in a Canadian aquarium. [...]

Another Dead Fin Whale in Washington

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Oregon’s Exploding Whale was once again mentioned in a news story about the arrival of a 50-foot whale carcass to the Port of Everett in Washington State. The advanced state of decay initially made it difficult to identify the type of whale, though experts now believe it was a fin whale. This is the second [...]

54-foot Humpback Whale Washes up on Washington Beach

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

The bloated carcass of a gigantic 54-foot humpback whale washed ashore on a beach in the southwest corner of Washington State. Staff from a nearby aquarium believe the whale has been dead for some time. On Friday, whale experts are expected to conduct a necropsy in order to determine how the whale died. Following this, [...]

Tough week for the endangered fin whale

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

It’s been a tough week for the endangered fin whale. Two dead whales, one on each coast of the United States, have been attracting significant attention. We start in Delaware and then move west to Washington state. Delaware struggles with 35 tons of dead whale Residents of the Delaware coast are struggling with how to [...]