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Man behind Oregon's infamous exploding whale dies- "It might be concluded that should a whale ever wash ashore on Lane County again, those in charge will not only remember what to do, they'll certainly remember what not to do," Linnman said at the conclusion of his report on the blast.

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A classic piece of television history, and the reporter's report is very funny! Oregon's Exploding Whale - 1970 KATU (original report)

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Annie discovers the wild perfection of Turtle Bay @rusty_womens // The tranqulity is deceiving to some extent as beyond the turquoise shorefront the sea is alive with schools of bait fish, salmon, mackeral and whales exploding out of the sea. This just added to the visual feast of the colours of the ocean and surrounding landscape. We couldnt even imagine what the Dutch explorers thought 400 years earlier when they arrived here in 1616 .

Okay, this is Florence, but this story comes up fairly regularly, especially as more towns are dealing with the problem of dead whales washing up: When Exploding Whales Goes Horribly Wrong

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