What do you do when a whale dies?
WHAT do you do when a whales dies. I’ve only seen one dead whale washed up on a beach. The Dorset officials called it Gilbert. It lay on the beach looking big and dark. Windbreaks were erected around it , as if to protect its dignity. It was then cut up by experts. I never saw anyone stand on it:
A dead12 meter Humpback whale lies in a rock pool at Newport on the northern beaches in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Authorities say it is unclear how the whale died but the large swell and current had washed it into a swimming hole sometime in the evening.(AP Photo/Glenn Nicholls)
Parks and Wildlife cut up a A dead12 meter Humpback whale on Newport beach in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The whale washed into a Rock pool Wednesday Aug1 only to then be taken out to sea with the out going tide and finally come to rest on the beach where authorities could get access to remove the more than 25 ton body. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
An Egyptian peers from from the mouth of the dead six-ton, 17-meter-long, 56-feet, white whale, believed to have died of a stomach wound at sea Tuesday March 4, 2008, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate. Whales are extremely rare in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo)
Children play on the bodies of dead beached whales in the Yoff neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Residents struggled Wednesday morning to save some of the more than 80 whales that were stranded on the beach Tuesday night. At least 20 lay dead on the beach by midday Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Pakistan children walk on dead baby whale trapped in a shallow water along the coastal line of Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, July 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Villagers attempt to move a dead whale to bury in Tone-Gwa township, Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
A pathologist and a team from the Zoological Society London inspect a 6.35 meter female Northern Bottle Nose Whale which washed up on Bournemouth beach overnight. It is feared the whale died of starvation due to the lack of squid on the south coast.
Staff of Karachi fisheries lift a carcass of whale shark in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012. The 40-feet whale shark was found dead near Karachi in the Arabian Sea. (AP Photo)
Meanwhile…over in the United States…