kottke.org posts about whales

Divers almost eaten by whales. Jul 23 2013

Normally the 'danger in the water' beat focuses on sharks, but here's a video of two divers almost getting eaten by two humpback whales. The impatient among you may skip ahead to about :30. The whales would have you believe this was accidental. Youtube commenter tom bill said this was his "number 1 fear," and I have to say, I spend more than my share of time thinking about things going wrong in the ocean. However, the idea I might be accidentally eaten by whales never even occurred to me, which means I've got some more thinking to do.

(via reddit)

A fragment of a weapon used byJun 14 2007

A fragment of a weapon used by late 19th century whalers was found embedded in a bowhead whale, suggesting that the animal was over 100 years old.

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