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Dead Whale Washes Up On Point Loma Beach

Picture of Pt Loma Whale

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.

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Peking_Duck_SD | May 19, 2014 at 3:19 p.m. ― 1 year ago

Thousands of dead fish showed up north of us in LA - connection ??

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-dead-fish-marina-del-rey-20140518-story.html

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