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Whale graffiti: Sea creature rots on the beach and wears graffiti

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Whale graffiti was discovered on a dead, rotting mammal on a New Jersey shoreline. The mammal had died of natural causes and washed ashore near Atlantic City's Central Pier Thursday. It's now not only decomposing, but has purple spray paint all over it with tags put on it allegedly by a fraternity.

According to a report by News Max, the graffiti has Greek letters that are difficult to decipher. Authorities say the tags indicate that the Tau Epsilon Phil fraternity did the whale graffiti. The number 94 was also painted at the end. Shop owners in the area are more focused on where the whale will be buried instead of the fraternity tags.

It's not clear where the whale wearing graffiti will be buried, but plans are to bury it nearby. There's a big worry about the decomposing sea creature smelling horribly during summer when vacationers and beach visitors come around.

The Minke whale is between 13 and 15-feet long, according to Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

There's the inevitable possibility that the whale could explode due to rotting tissue and buildup of gasses inside it. The gasses are like methane being produced as tissue decomposes. It's a process referred to as "organ liquefaction." The report said that "the blubber on whales tends to keep those gases inside until the skin finally decomposes enough to release them, or until someone breaks the barrier and releases them."

Given the danger of a dead, putrid-smelling mammal exploding on the beach, the whale graffiti is trivial by comparison!

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