"The whale is blowing up. It looks as if it's a big balloon from a distance," Trout River's town clerk Emily Butler told CBC news.
It's about to start smelling very bad, too. But local and federal authorities are arguing over who needs to foot the bill for its clean up according to BBC News .
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is currently in discussions with a Canadian museum to take ownership of the whale, which "will be used to educate museum visitors," according to Don Bradshaw from Canadian new agency NTV, who has been following the story.