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THE SECOND MOST FAMOUS WHALE IN THE WORLD

The second most famous whale in the world had no name. We don’t know when it was born or when it died. We just know what it did. On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2000 miles west of South America, this sperm whale bull, around 85 feet long, attacked a  Continue Reading »

THE DOOMED WHALESHIP ESSEX AND THE DOOMED “MOBY DICK”

Ron Howard has just directed a new major motion picture based on the book ” In The Heart of The Sea,” by Nathaniel Philbrick. It is a retelling of the famous sea tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, in 1820, when a giant 80-foot whale became angry at the whaleship and attacked it, bashing in the  Continue Reading »

KILLING WHALES FOR NO REASON AT ALL

The brutal murder of the earth’s whale population for many years has had animal rights activists up in arms. Today, most countries have agreed to stop the atrocious killing. Japan, Norway and Iceland are the only three countries which sanction whale hunting. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, these three countries kill 2000 whales  Continue Reading »