morning, 27 Sep. 1999
A mature humpback whale was first seen 30 metres out in the waves at Marcoola, about 100 metres away from residences and about 500 metres south of the Marcoola Surf club.
The Experts knew about this carcass
the day before it was beached. - When it was still 4 nautical miles off
the coast. But they DID NOTHING about it.
- They didn't even TELL anybody about it.
The experts first said it was a female whale and it had a little calf when first spotted. Sob !
Then it was a male.
|The Whale in the surf at 6-30AM - Now's the time to Tow it out to sea.|
|But Nobody was prepared to admit responsibility and/or actually DO anything about it.|
|By 10AM it's too late and the Experts gather to solve the Problem
Cart it away or Bury it?
Their excuse for not cutting it up and carting it away - "they thought it would have been too emotional to cut it up in front of the kiddies."
|They called it
"Worlds Best Practice" -
We call it CRIMINAL.
These experts didn't even know there was coffee rock just below the surface
|but they persisted in burying it as deep as they could anyway|
|This Photo clearly
shows just how far below the surface of the beach the carcass finished
They told the media that
"the whale is buried under metres of sand".
actual fact it was a mere 3ft. below the surface of the beach with 2 metres
of SANDCASTLE piled on top of it.
In hindsight (2 years later) there has been no ill effects apart from a faint odor, from this RASH action.
(More LUCK than Good Management)
The point is "They DID NOT KNOW this for sure at the time"
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