WILDLIFE: Explosive whale tale roils Canadian town Jessica Estepa, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 In November 1970, people gathered on an Oregon beach to watch an unprecedented event: the blowing up of a dead sperm whale. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.