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Public advised to stay away from dead whale at Kaena Park

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    Kaena State Park Reserve users are advised to stay out of the water in an area where the decomposing carcass of a dead whale has washed ashore.

Kaena State Park Reserve users are advised to stay out of the water in an area where the decomposing carcass of a dead whale has washed ashore.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working on removal of the carcass, which is located about halfway between the Keawaula section of the park and the Kaena Point Lighthouse in a cove.

The area is steep, rocky, and experiencing high surf with heavy wave action, authorities said in a press release.

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