ALASKA, Sep. 9, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
For hikers it is not uncommon to find trash in even the most remote of wilderness areas, so Luc Mehl assumed the worst as he neared odd looking piles left on the banks of an Alaska Lagoon.
But he was proved wrong on closer inspection in an unsettling way. It was a graveyard he was seeing with bones up to six-feet-long spread across the sand. As we approached the debris I thought they were garbage, I was pleased to recognize bones of Whale instead!
Mehl, a 44-year-old from Anchorage, wrote in a post. I don’t know what kind of Whale this was. I assume it swam into the lagoon at high tide and then got stranded. I bet there were a lot of bear feasts on that carcass!