Friday, 2 November 2012

Whale Washed Up

The body of a 14m whale has been found washed up near Kimmeridge today.  Investigations are under way to find out exactly what type of whale it was and how it died.
Please keep a safe distance from the carcass as whales are known to carry transmittable diseases and do not get in the way of any recovery teams.

I also read once that whales can explode - seriously!  Apparently after death, bacteria gets to work eating the whale's innards and creating a gas as a by product.  As more and more gas is created, so the whale skin struggles to contain it until....POP, there she blows!  anyway, I don't suppose this will happen here, and it may be just an urban myth.  Feel free to comment if you know better.

BBC Report Click here

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