Dead Whale Explodes Under Pressure

When a whale dies and is washed ashore, it can be a rather daunting task to carry its enormous carcass away. Due to it’s massive size, the whale is cut into more manageable pieces. When cutting it up, it can explode from intense pressure.

The sperm whale in this video died from natural causes. Unfortunately it entered into waters that were too shallow, making it unable to escape. After two days in the water, the intestines began to ferment and rot. The result was a huge pressure buildup, as shown in the video.

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