2019-09-30 Dead Whale Lido West
There is a dead Humpback Whale washed up but still in the surf on Lido West Beach. It is still somewhat floating and is moving slowly in the surf, west towards Long Beach. We went down to pay our respects and grab a few Identification photos. The whale is small, its very tough to gauge the size of a whale and age. Guessing its 20-25ft? looks to be a young whale. It has Orca marks that are healed, all over its Fluke, it was harassed in its young life. Might be wrong on this, but it looks to have a few shark bites or attempts to bite the whale on its underside, on the ventral pleats. Its being rolled in the surf and very hard to get good shots with the low light to get good clear shots. We will be down at the beach tomorrow for better photos, for ID purposes. May this young Male Humpback Whale rest in peace.
If it could be towed out to sea wouldn't it feed a huge food chain?
Always so sad. Especially to see one so young.
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