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having a whale of a time

whale swims through central London
(no comment as to the congestion charge)

dead whale dumped outside Japanese embassy in Berlin

meanwhile, whale sharks are shrinking
(they're down to two diver snacks)

a whale sank a 15m boat up north yesterday

and in a moment of karmic retribution a whale watching boat smacked into a whale off Hawaii (watching <> driving-into, people)

[update: bad news, the Thames whale died before they could take it to safety]


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tatjna From: tatjna Date: January 20th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow. That says something about the efforts that have gone into cleaning up the Thames, that a whale could even survive in there.

Back in the 50s, my dad had to have 26 vaccinations, including one for bubonic plague, before he could get a permit to dive in there (he was in underwater construction and salvage). He said visibility in the Thames was zero, and they navigated using ropes they could move along, hand over hand.
notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 20th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC) (link)
a couple of years ago, Thames Water actually won a water taste competition, against evian, and all the other bottled water companies.. using water from the Thames..

of course, it would have been upstream from London, rather than downstream, but still..
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