A dead blue whale washed up on the shore of a small fishing town in Newfoundland last week. A bloated, beached, blubbery bomb of a blue whale. As of 3:30 pm Eastern Time today, the carcass is still intact, but onlookers are worried that it might soon explode. Literally.
The concerned marine science communicators at Upwell and Southern Fried Science have created a website devoted to monitoring this situation:
HasTheWhaleExplodedYet.com. I kid you not.
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