Barring high tides with strong waves, the finback whale that washed up in Rockport could be the whale’s final resting and exhibition space: Town officials have decided to let it decompose naturally. The whale carcass, first seen floating in Boston Harbor more than two weeks ago, washed up Monday in a rocky area located between Long and Cape Hedge beaches. Getting any equipment there to bury it or remove it would be too difficult, officials say.
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