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Marine Environment: Carcasses and Disposal Site

marine environment: In response, the agency has asked landowners to volunteer property as a disposal site for the carcasses, according to CTV. By doing so, landowners can support the natural process of the marine environment, and skeletons left behind can be used for educational purposes, officials said. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of places to take them. But the carcasses can be up to 40 feet 12 metres long. Landowner Mario Rivera of Port Hadlock, Washington, told KING5-TV that the smell is intermittent and isn't that bad. That's a lot to decay, and it could take months. ( As reported in the news.