A friend of ours called me a couple of days ago to tell me to go to the beach in front of Palmazul Hotel here in San Clemente Ecuador.
They said that a whale had washed up on shore.
When I got near, you could tell it was something rather large.
As I got closer, it was evident this was a baby whale, humpback I believe by the “ribs” on its back.
Its hard to tell, but this is the head of the whale. Right to left, 3 pictures of the entire whale. Pic 1 of 3.
Pic 2 of 3.
Pic 3 of 3.
Some pooches for a sense of scale. It was probably about 15 feet long.
Some wacky dead whale watchers!! Gerri and Logan.
There were many barnacles on the top of this whale.
View of the open mouth.
The fins were quite long.
Close up whale innerds.
Close up near the tail.
Then as we were checking it out, a military guy showed up.
His trusted beach mobile.
In the background of the pic, just off to the right, is the fancy Palmazul hotel. This thing had a good smell to it, and since the hotel is downwind, Im sure they requested some help moving the smell.
People of all ages were interested.
I had to go take care of some projects, so I could not stay to see what they would do with the carcass.
I later heard that they simply buried it in the sand.
I bet some beach sea life is gonna have a field day on this guy.
Figuring it out… 1 carcass at a time.