Whale carcass removal


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 Murica

Fri, 2020-10-16 11:56

 Murica

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You don't have to go over seas to see such things

Fri, 2020-10-16 15:45

Quite some time ago a whale washed up on the beach near a caravan park down Busselton way.
The navy was asked to blow it up to get rid of it, hmmm nothing in the good guidance book for demolitions on how much explosive to use or just where to place the explosives.
Not to worry experience is the best way to learn so they say, after placing a considerable amount of service high explosive around the whale every rubber necker was moved back what was considered a safe distance and then the charges were set of.

When the red cloud that had formed where the whale had been dissipated, there was no trace of the whale but all those who had been shifted to what was thought to be a safe distance from the event found themselves to be covered in a fine slimy coting of stinking whale blubber/oil. The nearby caravan park was cleaning up pieces of rotting blubber for weeks post the event.

Explosives and dead whales are a tricky business.