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Rotting, bloated Blue whale worries Canadian fishing community

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A dead blue whale that is slowly rotting on the beach of the western Newfoundland community of Trout River has the community scrambling to find a way to get rid of it before it explodes. The whale's 25-meter (82 feet) carcass washed into Trout River just over a week ago, and has since been pushed up against the beach. Tucked inside a corner of Gros Morne National Park, Trout River depends in large part during the summer on tourism. The whale is likely one of a group of blue whales that died several weeks ago in heavy ice off Newfoundland's Western coast and is now emitting an odor that's hard to ignore. The carcasses of as many as nine blue whales were found trapped in ice off Newfoundland's southwest coast on April 9. The Canadian Department if Fisheries and Oceans said the event is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Residents are worried about what could happen if the carcass remains grounded near the town's histori

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