Rockport is final resting place for finback whale Carcass draws crowds to rocky shore ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Blanding/Globe Staff A finback whale was beached in Rockport on Monday. The town will let the animal decompose rather than bury or remove it. John Blanding/Globe Staff The whale has become a local tourist attraction. John Blanding/Globe Staff Removing the large carcass could cost from $5,000 to $20,000, so it will be left to decay on the beach. John Blanding/Globe Staff An investigator for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution removed a bone. The whale is too far decomposed to be of research value.