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Smelly Dead Whale
« on: July 22, 2008, 11:31:19 AM »
Spent a couple days on Katchemak Bay and Cook Inlet this week with some friends. We came across a dead whale (gray whale I think). At the time it was floating about two miles out from the mouth of Seldovia Bay. We reported it as a hazard and it turns out there was a research vessel in the area looking for it.

As we circled around to the down wind side it stunk to high heavon. :o
« Last Edit: July 22, 2008, 11:41:39 AM by walknbob »
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Re: Smelly Dead Whale
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 12:17:37 PM »
looks like something has taken some pretty good size chunks out of the side of it.

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Re: Smelly Dead Whale
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 12:47:18 PM »
looks like something has taken some pretty good size chunks out of the side of it.

In the Anchorage Daily News they had an article that said there were actually three dead humpbacks floating in lower Cook Inlet. All had obvoius bites from orcas. They could not say if the orcas killed the humbacks or if they died from something else and the orcas were feeding on them. The researchers are waiting for one to hit a beach somewhere and plan to do a necropsy on it when it does. Oh lucky local folks if it lands on a beach in a habited area  Of course they could blow it up like that Oregon coastal town did. That seemed to work real well for them  :o
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