Friday, March 26, 2004

Sad Whale News

Shades of Douglas Adams with a doomed whale in the Atlantic.

This year my parents saw three Right Whales off the coast near their home in Florida. Two of them had babies which is significant for the tiny number of the species. Surprisingly, while the U.S. doesn't rank with Russia, Norway, or Japan in whaling, we accidentally kill many of them with fishing nets. Realistically the Atlantic Right Whale will die out fairly soon but the babies had given me a little hope.

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