In the mid-nineteenth century, whaling was the fifth largest industry in the United States. More than 700 ships sailed out of New England under the American flag, killing thousands of whales annually. The American whaling fleet in 1846 had three times as many ships as the rest of the world combined. New Bedford, Massachusetts was […]

via Going the way of the Pequod — Wiscoland

This 29 January 2012 video from the USA says about itself: Fin Whale Watching with the Aquarium of the Pacific off Long Beach, California The Aquarium of the Pacific has seen a record number of Gray whales, endangered Fin whales, Orcas and Dolphins off the coast of Long Beach on their whale watching excursions this […]

via New fin whale subspecies discovery — Dear Kitty. Some blog