Posted February 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM
The captain of the Radiance told us the whale had been dead for several days before the ship hit it. They arranged for a marine biologist to inspect it and they found it was already starting to smell a bit ripe so they arranged to have it towed out to sea. This was a tender port so it was not possible to "hide the view" from the passengers.
Here's a picture from the tender