Dead Whale Washes Up On Point Loma Beach
Monday, May 19, 2014
A dead fin whale washed up overnight on a Point Loma beach, leaving authorities with the stinky task of removing the huge carcass.
A passer-by spotted the remains of the roughly 50-foot-long cetacean near Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road this morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Lifeguards, city parks-and-recreation workers and personnel with the National Marine Fisheries Service plan to drag the carcass into the ocean with
a power boat at high tide Tuesday afternoon and then tow it to Fiesta Island, where the federal agency can perform a necropsy to determine what killed the whale, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.