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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:59 AM

Swedish islanders warned to 'stay away from explosive whale'

A small town on the Swedish island of Öland has issued a stark warning to locals and visitors not to come too close to a nearby beached humpback whale for fear it might explode.

https://www.thelocal.se/20210428/swedish-islanders-warned-to-stay-away-from-explosive-whale/



On Wednesday morning, the municipality of Mörbylånga issued a public notice stating that it was “dangerous”, and that it was issuing a “strong warning not to under any circumstances approach the whale cadaver”.

“People are so interested that they are putting on waders and stomping around near the whale,” Staffan Åsén, the town’s environment chief, told Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT. He said that when local and national authorities are working with the whale, they wear helmets and other safety equipment.

“The whale is now filling up with gas as a result of putrefaction and could explode,” he said. “These are powerful forces you should not treat lightly.” The humpback whale caused a sensation after it was found dead and stranded just 40 metres from the shore on the beach outside the town on April 20th.

Poet and photographer Anders Johansson, who found the whale, told SVT that he suspected it was the same whale that had been spotted off the coast of Gotland earlier in the month.

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Celerity Apr 28 OP
QED Apr 28 #1
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electric_blue68 Apr 28 #3
Talitha Apr 28 #4
Celerity Apr 28 #6
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:09 AM

1. Oregon, 1970

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Response to QED (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:20 AM

2. that is just madness, lol, and the damage to all those cars, so lucky no one was killed

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 09:08 AM

3. oh dear, I was afraid that's what they meant. Ew.

Poor whale if it didn't die of natural causes.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:23 PM

4. A whale exploded in Taiwan

Saw it on a tv clip years ago.

The dead whale was going to a research center on a flatbed truck.

The route went right through town...

Ugh!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:33 PM

6. omg, that is so fucking nasty

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:44 PM

7. Yeah, isn't it? And there was no warning when I saw it on tv.

Just a brief intro saying it was 'footage of a whale being transported'.

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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:27 PM

5. rip whale. nice pics

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