May 24, 2009

The Whale

A whale washed up on the shore in Provincetown. So, naturally, since it was big news here in this beach-y community, one of the first things we did here was go to see the whale carcass. I can say without equivocation that 'carcass' is what we saw. Local Provincetown folks had been working for a few days to get that guy chopped up and off the beach. The smell was overpowering. Rotten fumes. Rotten whale fumes. I got up close and touched lots of parts of the whale, blubbery as I expected, but the roof of its mouth was squishy, which was completely unexpected. It was a baleen whale, with baleen teeth. See:

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