Whale Heads for Her Final Resting Place

Gray whale carcass is lifted to a tow truck for passage to dump.

Last week when the battered carcass of a yearling gray whale was plucked from the beach by tow trucks and spirited away on a flatbed, some locals were incensed that the majestic—albeit rank—creature was on its way to the Dimeo Lane dump. But it may not be that bad. “A lot of people haven’t been to our landfill,” says wharf supervisor Dan Buecher. “That whale is in its own grave, by itself, and actually has a view.

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