Dead whale towed out to sea - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Dead whale towed out to sea

Posted: Updated:
  • RelatedMore>>

  • Plan to move dead whale postponed

    Plan to move dead whale postponed

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:00:16 GMT
    Authorities Tuesday postponed the task of removing a dead fin whale from a Point Loma beach while continuing to weigh options for the job. 
    Authorities Tuesday postponed the task of removing a dead fin whale from a Point Loma beach while continuing to weigh options for the job. 

SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - Authorities removed adead fin whale Wednesday from the Point Loma beach where it washed up several days ago.

On Wednesday afternoon, lifeguards began the effort to drag the roughly 40-foot carcass from the rocky shoreline below Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road, where it turned up Monday morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The personnel intends to haul the remains of the cetacean about a half-mile offshore, then turn it over to members of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, a Fallbrook-based nonprofit research agency, who will tow it farther out into the ocean for disposal, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

It was not immediately clear if the institute personnel would sink the carcass or leave it to float at sea, Swanson said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Sudden storm rips through San Diego

    Sudden storm rips through San Diego

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:42:34 GMT
    Parts of San Diego were hit by a surprise storm Tuesday that pounded local communities and toppled scores of trees. 
    Parts of San Diego were hit by a surprise storm Tuesday that pounded local communities and toppled scores of trees. 
  • San Diego fiance pleads for Hurricane Odile aid

    San Diego fiance pleads for Hurricane Odile aid

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:17:17 GMT
    Hurricane Odile crashed one San Diego woman's bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel Lemay and her friends are among the thousands of tourists left stranded in the aftermath of what is now Tropical Storm Odile. And now Lemay's fiancé, who is in San Diego, is requesting humanitarian aid. 
    Hurricane Odile crashed one San Diego woman's bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel Lemay and her friends are among the thousands of tourists left stranded in the aftermath of what is now Tropical Storm Odile. And now Lemay's fiancé, who is in San Diego, is requesting humanitarian aid. 
  • California drivers must give bikes 3-foot buffer

    California drivers must give bikes 3-foot buffer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:34:14 GMT
    Californians will now need to take extra care to steer clear of cyclists. 
    Californians will now need to take extra care to steer clear of cyclists. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.