Dead Whale Explodes [gross]

By Ben • animals, science • 10 Feb 2014

Two sperm whales beached themselves and later died on the Faroe Islands. It was decided that one of the sperm whale skeletons would be saved to be displayed at a new museum, which meant someone had to cut up the carcass.

Unlucky biologist Bjarni Mikkelsen got the call (one assumes he was the slowest in a game of Noes Goes). Little did he realize just how much pressure had built up inside the carcass as the result of decomposition. What happened next is pretty graphic. And interesting.


Also available in gif format.

from the Faroese Broadcasting Corporation,

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