Monday, January 29, 2018

Florida officials are just going to leave this massive humpback whale carcass on the beach

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

  • Ashley Hollander/@AshleyANjax
It's not a typical beach day when you come across a massive whale carcass.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, beachgoers on Fernadina Beach near Jacksonville stumbled on a 30-foot humpback whale, reports WFTV. Since the whale is just too damn big, officials have decided to leave it on the beach and let nature take its course.

Though the cause of death has yet to be determined, the whale showed signs of being attacked by sharks and will receive a full necropsy today, says the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

According to the International Union of Conservation of Nature, as of 2014 humpbacks are no longer considered an endangered species. Humpback whales can grow up to 60 feet in length. 

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