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Decomposed remains of dead whale removed from Cape Breton beach

John McDonald, co-owner of Paul McDonald Trucking and Backhoe Ltd. in Birch Grove, uses an excavator to remove the decomposed remains of a beached whale for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry. The whale has been on Dominion Beach since October 2019. McDonald said the mammal was severely decomposed and partially buried. The carcass was trucked to the company's landfill site in Birch Grove. Lisa Jarrett, a spokesperson with Lands and Forestry, said it was a baleen whale but too decomposed to determine the type. Sharon Montgomery-Dupe/Cape Breton Post
John McDonald, co-owner of Paul McDonald Trucking and Backhoe Ltd. in Birch Grove, uses an excavator to remove the decomposed remains of a beached whale for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry. The whale has been on Dominion Beach since October 2019. McDonald said the mammal was severely decomposed and partially buried. The carcass was trucked to the company's landfill site in Birch Grove. Lisa Jarrett, a spokesperson with Lands and Forestry, said it was a baleen whale but too decomposed to determine the type. Sharon Montgomery-Dupe/Cape Breton Post
DOMINION, N.S. —

John McDonald, co-owner of Paul McDonald Trucking and Backhoe Ltd. in Birch Grove, uses an excavator to remove the decomposed remains of a beached whale for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry.

The whale has been on Dominion Beach since October 2019. McDonald said the mammal was severely decomposed and partially buried.

The carcass was trucked to the company's landfill site in Birch Grove. Lisa Jarrett, a spokesperson with Lands and Forestry, said it was a baleen whale but too decomposed to determine the type.

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