#1 By: Xeni Jardin, October 16th, 2013 23:45
#2 By: jake0748, October 16th, 2013 23:57
I'm sorry, but the happy-looking woman pointing to the dead sea-mammal leaves me a little cold. We could have done nicely without her.
#3 By: Richard Pusateri, October 17th, 2013 01:01
Autopsy is only for humans; autopsy implies looking at yourself or your species. A post-mortem exam of an animal is a necropsy. It is the law! Only a Stejneger's Beaked Whale can do an autopsy on a Stejneger's Beaked Whale. Yes, it is important!
#4 By: Brusyur Soksow, October 17th, 2013 02:59
Yes , she does look a bit chipper, considering.
But hey, its Californa: perhaps her face is so full of botox that this is what the lady looks like when shes feeling quite sad...
#5 By: lavardera, October 17th, 2013 07:57
Rare Stejneger’s beaked whale are to dolphins as the rare Long Horse is to horses.
#6 By: manybellsdown, October 17th, 2013 09:51
Venice Beach, no less. Contact high is more likely.
#7 By: Sean Lally, October 17th, 2013 10:03
Actually looks a lot more like a bullet wound than a shark bite.
#8 By: cptnrandy, October 17th, 2013 10:14
Given that the young woman is the Aquarium Director I think we can give her a break for being attractive. http://www.healthebay.org/about-us-2
#9 By: xzzy, October 17th, 2013 10:36
It's probably disturbing because it's eerily similar to pictures with Lynndie England in them.
#10 By: IMB, October 17th, 2013 11:35
It wasn't the attractiveness, it was the strange glee in juxtaposition of a dead creature.
#11 By: wrybread, October 17th, 2013 13:12
Can you imagine how much work it was to get that thing from the surf to the bed of that truck? And how horribly slimy and stinky that work was? I'm guessing the glee was of the "fuck yeah we're done!" variety. Besides, its just a whale. If you spend a lot of time around the ocean you see dead creatures all the time. If you had her job and got emotionally devastated over every dead whale, sea lion, seal or dolphin you'd probably be pretty miserable.
#12 By: IMB, October 17th, 2013 13:13
I guess, fair enough. Still, looks a tad freakish.
#13 By: Tim, October 17th, 2013 13:33
That a whale has died isn't necessarily a cause for sadness. It happens to all whales sooner or later. From a scientific standpoint having a chance to study a rare species is indeed cause for excitement, especially when there's no reason to feel guilty about the way the whale died. I'd cut the woman a break.
#14 By: Mag_Pie, October 17th, 2013 17:08
Jeezusfuck man, could you stops putting dead bodies on your front page?
#15 By: Ben W , October 18th, 2013 09:09
#16 By: Xeni Jardin, October 21st, 2013 23:45
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