SEASIDE, Ore. -

Visitors to the north Oregon coast town of Seaside are being cautioned to stay well away from the carcass of a 40-foot gray whale that's washing up on the beach.

KATU-TV reports that Seaside Aquarium general manager Keith Chandler describes the carcass as "really smelly" and warns visitors they don't want their pets rolling on it.

Chandler says once his team is done collecting data from the carcass, the city of Seaside will bury it.