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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
19th Century Weapon Found in Whale
I swear this isn't from the Onion: