It is one of the creatures that inhabits the spider pit diorama I'm creating.
I had just got the eyes installed when a friend called to tell me a whale had washed ashore in the next town.
I grabbed my camera and decided to take a walk along the shoreline. Atlantic Beach is a private beach but I figured they wouldn't mind.
The biologist at the scene said it is a Finback whale. It is estimated it is between 35 - 40 feet long. I guess they have to haul it out to sea and let nature take its course.