Dead Whale Exhumed in Lubec, ME

Dead Whale Exhumed in Lubec, ME

Bangor Daily News: There’s nothing quite like the smell of rotting whale flesh to make sure your olfactory senses are working properly.

A group of volunteers excavating the remains of a whale Saturday worked in muddy, smelly conditions on Mowry Beach in Lubec and planned to resume their efforts on Sunday.

The group, mostly college students, was digging up the bones of a 54’ finback whale that was stranded on the beach in 1994 and buried at the site. Organizers of the project want to recover the bones, clean them and reassemble the skeleton to display it in Lubec.

Read more about the excavation of a 54’ finback whale in Lubec, Maine.

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