54-foot Humpback Whale Washes up on Washington Beach

The bloated carcass of a gigantic 54-foot humpback whale washed ashore on a beach in the southwest corner of Washington State. Staff from a nearby aquarium believe the whale has been dead for some time. On Friday, whale experts are expected to conduct a necropsy in order to determine how the whale died. Following this, Washington State Parks officials plan to bury the 15-ton leviathan on the beach. No exploding whale here, I’m afraid!