Tuesday, June 12, 2007

19th Century Weapon Found in Whale

I swear this isn't from the Onion:
A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt — more than a century ago. Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3 1/2-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old.
Read more about it in the SF Chronicle.

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