Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blue Whale Spotted Off Provincetown

Blue whales, the largest mammals on earth, were once thought to be extinct since they were hunted so fiercely up to 1976. Their numbers today are somewhere in the 10s of thousands, mostly in the way northern waters, seldom coming as far south as Cape Cod. But, recently, one was spotted near Provincetown. This whale was somewhere in the 75-80 foot range. A very unusual bonus for the folks on the whale watch that afternoon. The boat's captain, who has been on 6500 such whale watches, has seen only 4 blue whales.

Read the Cape Codder's article on the blue whale. Fun!

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