I am not exactly a tree hugger or big on saving the whales, but for some reason this story has stuck in my mind. There is something about the whale living for over a hundred years after the first attempt to kill it that is bugging me. If ever a creature deserved to live a full natural life it was this one.
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=220&sid=1165546BOSTON (AP) - A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt _ more than a century ago. Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3 1/2-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old.