Malibu Tows Rotting Whale Carcass Out to Sea

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By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 9, 2012 8:46 AM CST

(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.

  (Nick Ut)
  (Nick Ut)
  (Nick Ut)
People look at a dead young male fin whale that washed up Monday between the Paradise Cove and Point Dume areas of Malibu, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
People look at a dead young male fin whale that washed up Monday between the Paradise Cove and Point Dume areas of Malibu, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.   (Nick Ut)
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