Friday, September 3, 2010

Whale Euthanized by Explosives

A "terminally ill" humpback whale that had beached itself in Western Australia was euthanized by explosive charge after it repositioned itself some ways down. Apparently, the whale became stranded in Albany two weeks ago and authorities had determined it was ill. They had decided to let it die, but it was still very strong. After it moved several meters down the sandbar, authorities decided it was a health risk and used an explosive charge to kill it.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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