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Whale carcass cut up and hauled away

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2013

~~<p>Scientists suspect that a 55-foot sperm whale spotted off Windward Oahu a few days ago had been dead for several weeks before workers dragged it onto Heeia Kea Pier in Kaneohe on Friday and towed it off in pieces Saturday to a landfill.</p>
<p>Private contractors spent nearly seven hours Saturday ripping apart the badly decomposed adult male carcass until it was small enough to push and pull, ever so slowly, onto a flatbed semitruck for transport. The whale's tail and other parts traveled to the landfill in a dumpster truck.</p>
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Scientists suspect that a 55-foot sperm whale spotted off Windward Oahu a few days ago had been dead for several weeks before workers dragged it onto Heeia Kea Pier in Kaneohe on Friday and towed it off in pieces Saturday to a landfill.

Private contractors spent nearly seven hours Saturday ripping apart the badly decomposed adult male carcass until it was small enough to push and pull, ever so slowly, onto a flatbed semitruck for transport. The whale's tail and other parts traveled to the landfill in a dumpster truck. Login for more...



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