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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

(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. (Read more fin whales stories.)

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