Malibu Tows Rotting Whale Carcass Out to Sea
Smell bothered millionaires
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2012 8:46 AM CST
   (Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Malibu's version of a nightmare is over: A tugboat has towed the carcass of a 20-ton fin whale some 20 miles out to sea and away from the beach where it was decomposing, reports the AP. The tugboat crew was hired by a homeowners' association that took matters into its own hands after complaints about the stench; the fin whale, a juvenile male that classified as endangered, is thought to have died from injuries sustained after being hit by a ship. It washed ashore Monday.

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whattodo
Dec 10, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Damn, I got a headline 'Malibu tows rotting Carcass out to sea' I cheered at long last someone did us all a favor and disposed of B. Streisand. Now I see it was just the Whales rotting Carcass, oh well better luck next time.
Rational.-Anarchist
Dec 10, 2012 6:18 AM CST
It took this long to decide what to do with it?? Oh, wait! Malibu=everyone is high! "uh, hey dude, that whale is starting to smell really BAD! What should we do about it?" "I dunno. fire up another one!"
iq145
Dec 9, 2012 5:34 PM CST
i hope they made a Norwegian-owned boat do the clean up work. Irony at its finest...