April 2, 2010

When Right Whales Smell Wrong

A guy named Philip Hoare has a book out called The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea. In it, Hoare describes what it was like to actually MEET a whale!

And it was gross.

Hoare was in a fishing boat, when he came upon a right whale. The writer is overwhelmed by the whale’s stink, which he describes as “somewhere between a cow’s fart and a fishy wharf.” (Maybe this experience will lead Hoare to write another book: The Whale: Hold Your Nose and Paddle Away as Fast as You Can.)
Photo from here

1 comment:

  1. Now if only they invented Right Guard for the Right Whales... hmmm...


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