Monday, January 14, 2008

More news on the Curvier's Beaked Whale on Utila

I have just heard that the whale that was anchored on the Hallibourton was not there the following day. Nobody is quite sure if it was a creature from the deep or if it was a diver that cut the carcass free. I believe that there are still a lot of sharks in the deep waters around the island but because of massive fishing pressure, they are understandably weary. A little sad that we wont be able to monitor the whale's decomposition. Sadder still is the obvious, that the whales were found dead and not frolicking in the ocean. At the very least, a whole pile of people from the island got to learn a little more about the ocean and the creatures in it.

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