Whale Facts

Fearing the extinction of whales but, because of their size and shyness, knowing little of their dietary and conjugal habits, their birthrate and the length of their lives, the British Government is sending a ship to sea for two and a half years of whale study, it announced last week. A gun will be carried to fire, into every whale sighted, a dart carrying an identification disk. In after years, from reports by capturers of tagged whales, it is hoped to learn whether whales are polygamous or...

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