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Cruise ship impales and kills whale

By July 28, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

An Alaskan cruise ship impaled and killed a fin whale, arriving in Vancouver with the 70-ton animal hard against its bow. Carla Wilson of the Victoria Times Colonist reports that the animal, after a necropsy, was towed into the waters off Vancouver Island. It sunk and will become an “island of life” underwater, Wilson writes. The whale’s blubber layer was thin and its stomach was empty.

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