Friday, July 15, 2016

"Dead whale gets a tow back out to sea -- for the sixth time"

San Clemente State Beach lifeguards tied a boat to the whale carcass on Thursday to tow Wally, a dead humpback that first washed ashore before the Fourth of July holiday weekend at Dockweiler State Beach, away from the coastline.

That makes it six times the massive 45-foot whale has needed to be tugged further out to the ocean by authorities to keep it from coming back on the beach. The size of the rotting mammal makes it a difficult trek, and the task can take hours on the water just to pull it a few miles out.