Whale Carcass Washes Up in Ocean City

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    TK
    NBC Philadelphia

    That foul smell in Ocean City, Md.? It's emanating from a 25-foot-long whale carcass that washed ashore Thursday afternoon.

    A beach patrol official said the tide carried the carcass ashore at about 5:15 p.m. near Sixth Street.

    Employees at a boardwalk store told WBAL-TV that there is a foul stench in the area.

    The coast guard will try to pull it out to sea. Crews tied a lasso to the creature's tail Thursday evening in preparation.

    Another whale carcass greeted beachgoers last week at Dewey Beach.  That whale was a rare North Atlantic right whale which was 45 feet long and weighed about 60,000 pounds.