No one should ever be near one unless they’re some sort of marine expert.
You see, when a large whale dies, its carcass usually provides a great source of food for marine life. In other times though, they end up onshore.
While this is happening, gases begin to build up inside the carcass as its inner organs begin to decompose. But because a whale has a thick skin and a tough layer of fat, the gases continue to build up inside the whale’s body causing it to appear bloated. Eventually, though, the pressure becomes so intense that this might happen.
Yeah… the smell must also be horrendous, to say the least. I wouldn’t want to climb on top of it if I were you.