Blue whale towed from Trout River to Woody Point

Gary Kean
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The dead blue whale that had been beached in Trout River is towed from the community to Woody Point in this photo Tweeted Thursday morning by the Royal Ontario Museum.

There is no longer a dead blue whale on the beach at Trout River.

After an unsuccessful attempt to move the roughly 80-tonne carcass Wednesday, representatives from the Royal Ontario Museum  with the help of local residents were finally able to begin towing the massive animal Thursday morning.

Under bright blue skies and calm seas, the whale was towed by a large fishing vessel to Woody Point. There, the process of dissecting the animal will begin, with the goal of retrieving the whale’s skeleton.

The Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting a Google+ Hangout session at 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland time this afternoon.

Organizations: Royal Ontario Museum, Google+ Hangout

Geographic location: Woody Point, Trout River, Newfoundland

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