August 11, 2012

Whale Carcass on the Beach in Nome, Alaska

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Here’s a bit of a biological interlude. I’m currently spending about two months in Nome, Alaska working for a marine gold exploration company as I explained before. I’m really loving my job so far, but I can’t share pictures or information related to my work. However, I can share some pictures from the town and surrounds. Currently, there is a giant whale carcass on one of the beaches here in Nome. I find the dead whale disgustingly beautiful, if that makes sense. I imagine the carcass will continue to decompose. Perhaps I’ll take pictures of the carcass again in a few weeks. Can anyone identify the whale species?

Whale on Nome beach #1.

Whale on Nome beach #2.

Whale on Nome beach #3.

Whale on Nome beach #4.