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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Herman Melville Meets Jonah, Or Maybe "The Poseidon Adventure"

A rare whale was discovered wedged on to the bow of a cruise ship when it docked in a Canadian port.

The 70ft fin whale, a threatened species in Canada, was found when the Sapphire Princess docked at the Port of Vancouver, the cruise company said.

It said it had "strict whale avoidance" measures and it was unclear where, when or how the whale became stuck.

Tourists looked on as the dead whale was examined by fisheries department staff.

link: BBC NEWS | Americas | Whale wedged on cruise ship bow


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