Whale watching ventures are of great attraction among the tourists. Tourists pay to watch this annual migration of whales from San Diego.
A dead fin 50-foot whale weighing 45 tones washed off ashore near Border Field State Park in San Diego on Saturday. Based on the measurements and amount of decay suffered by the whale the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials believe that it is the same whale that washed ashore on Monday.
The officials saw this whale alive and dragged it into the water about 14 miles off the coast but the whale returned on Saturday. Now the only options left with the officials is to bury it onto the beach, or drag it into a landfill by cutting it into a half or pull it back into sea.
Susan Chivers, a biologist from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said, “We are in conversations with the Border Field State Park manager as to what to do next”.
The whale has been held to a rocky harbour to keep it from floating away, say the lifeguards. But immediate actions need to be taken as the body has started smelling due to the accumulation of gases like nitrogen, carbon and may be methane as well. These accumulated gases find a place to exit from the body and if it fails then whales ends up exploding.
If everything goes fine, the whale will be incarcerated into the deep by high tide by Wednesday’s mid-afternoon.