August 01, 2012
Whale Carcass Caught in Australian Saltwater Swimming Pool
By Chad Love
Granted, public swimming pools can get a little crowded, but this is ridiculous...
From this story on nbcnews.com:
A dead 32-foot whale has washed up into an Australian seaside swimming pool. Rough seas and a high tide washed the 20 to 30 tonne humpback whale over a chain safety fence late on Tuesday and into a public salt water swimming pool at Sydney's Newport beach.
National Parks authorities said they hope the whale carcass might float out of the pool area on the next high tide. Otherwise, workers might have to bring in a crane to remove the whale and then carve up the carcass. One swimmer told Australian radio he saw the whale when he turned up for his regular morning dip. "I swim every day and I'm not sharing my lane with that," he said.