Whale Down

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The opening statement about blue whales at Wikipedia reduces to:

“The Blue whale is a marine mammal. At over 108 ft. in length and 200 tons in weight, it is the largest animal ever known to have existed.”

Kathleen and I spent a recent day with some friends along the beaches and woods near Pescadero. We were in a random parking lot when a random woman asked me randomly, “Have you seen the dead blue whale? It’s about a mile south of here.”

Minutes later, we were about a mile south of there.

The next picture was our first view. The whale is in the middle of the photo.

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The next two shots won the awards for smelliest photos. The stench was unlike any other I had been gagged by. It wasn’t the fish-decaying-in-the-wild smell. I know that one. This was more like the ocean’s version of barnyard bio-rot, stinky for sure, but soon becoming not all that offensive.

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In the next shot, the dark matter in front is rock. Everything else is whale.

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The end:

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