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<div class="quote-block">Aquarium puts ailing beluga whale to sleep<br><br>
POSTED: 10:00 a.m. EST, January 2, 2007<br><br>
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Gasper the beluga whale was euthanized Tuesday<br><br>
The 17-year-old whale had a bone infection and other chronic illnesses<br><br>
His health had deteriorated in recent weeks, aquarium officials say<br><br>
Gasper came to Atlanta from a Mexico City amusement park<br><br><br><br>
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Gasper, one of the Georgia Aquarium's five prized beluga whales, was euthanized Tuesday morning after months of declining health, officials said.<br><br><br><br>
The 17-year-old whale had been ill before arriving at the aquarium in October 2005, officials said. He and his tankmate Niko had been moved to Atlanta from an amusement park in Mexico City, where Gasper had developed skin lesions while living in a tank under a roller coaster.<br><br><br><br>
His immune system was weak from chronic illness, including the bone disease osteomyelitis, and medical tests showed his health had deteriorated further over the past few weeks, the aquarium said in a statement Tuesday.</div>
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The rest, along with pictures: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/01/02/whale.dies.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science....ap/index.html</a>
 

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I was wondering what one does with a dead whale. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Ferret</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
How does one euthanise a whale!?<br><br>
Sad though =(</div>
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Extra large dose of euthasol I suppose. Or if that was deemed to expensive they could always go the cheaper route and "put him to sleep" one of the many ways you can kill a creature.
 
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