Newport lifeguards try to keep humpback whale carcass from reaching shore

By Hannah Fry

Newport Beach lifeguards had their eyes trained on the horizon Friday, trying to make sure a 55-foot dead humpback whale — nicknamed Scarlet by local boaters — that was seen Thursday didn’t make its way to the beach.

A dead whale onshore can create a very smelly problem, lifeguards said.

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Source: LA Times