The town of Rockport has decided to set the dead finback whale to rest after Hurricane Sandy helped it drift farther down the coast instead of sending the carcass back out to sea. Now that the whale has washed up onto Cape Hedge Beach, less than a mile from its last resting spot, it is more accessible for heavy equipment to dispose of the 55-foot-long finback, said Joe Parisi, director for Rockport’s public works department.
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