Photographing a deceased whale on a California beach.

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Around April 14th 2015, a deceased whale had been reported on a beach near Sharp Park in Pacifica California. Immediately some people stated it showed signs of trauma, but no broken bones were found. Scientists and researchers were picking it apart and trying to determine how it died. But there was no conclusion, and the 50 foot decaying sperm whale still lies on a beach near Mori Point in Pacifica. Photos show it is decaying and seemingly melting back into the earth, but that didn’t stop people from defacing the carcass, and exploiting the whales blubber for entertainment.

Mori Point Decaying sperm whale

I visited the whale twice, and on the second visit I had noticed the whale had been graffiti’d up and the whales body parts or huge bits of blubber were scattered all over the beach. The smell is not that bad, but I would not allow any of the ocean water to splash the whales decaying juices to get on you, or you will have flies following you around all day long.

Blubber Beach aka Sharp Park Beach A Graffiti'd up dead sperm whale

I had also noticed that on my second visit people were trying to take some of it’s body parts like the fins etc.

But I can say in the past when whales were killed every part of the whale was used and not wasted.

Decaying sperm whale Decaying sperm whale

The whale had it’s lower jaw taken and the eyes were removed. I did see squid beaks in the guts, but I did not touch them.

Hiked in San Pedro Valley Park

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Went on a hike in San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, California on Saturday. I took the Old Farm Trout Farm trail to the Brooks Creek Trail, and didn’t see any wildlife. I did see an awesome view of Pacifica and the Pacific Ocean.

And the Farallon Islands. When I returned to the parking lot I decided to hike on the Weiler Ranch Trail, and after a 1/4 mile I suddenly encountered Black tailed Deer. They are a sub-species of the Mule Deer, which in the past, has been a controversial declaration. But if you look at my Flickr set you can see the similarities to Mule Deer. I had some very nice photographic moments with those deer, and was a mere 10 feet from the Buck, and at no time did I feel threatened or scared. Please check out my photo set on Flickr>>> San Pedro Valley Park

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