Monday, August 19, 2013

R.I.P. Superbeast: Fin Whale Washes Up on Stinson Beach.

An enormous 45-50 foot Fin Whale washed up on Stinson Beach today. There's an autopsy in an hour.

"What they're doing is trying to see if they can actually pull the animal out of the water higher up on the beach so that they can safely do a postmortem on the animal," said Kate Harle of the Marine Mammal Center. "We have to figure out how the animal died, first and foremost. And then from there we'll actually figure out how to dispose of the animal correctly."  - KQED REPORTS.

It's believed that the whale washed up on the shore at midnight during high tide.

Fin Whale's are the second largest species of whale in the world, and can grow to be 75 feet long. The beasts are an endangered species found in deep off-shore waters. They can live up to 80-90 years old.

R.I.P. you majestic Superbeast.

Thanks to Fecal Face for the info.

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