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19

Nov

nprfreshair:

Holy Melville.  - Heidi
kqedscience:

The real-life Moby Dick: Incredibly rare white humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway”A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by a British maritime engineer.
Dan Fisher, 32, was on a boat trip to Svalbard in Norway when he noticed a giant white hump rise from the water.
Rushing up a mast to get a better look, he quickly realised he was witnessing one of nature’s rarest sights — a white whale, just like the iconic Moby Dick in the novel by American author Herman Melville.”

nprfreshair:

Holy Melville.  - Heidi

kqedscience:

The real-life Moby Dick: Incredibly rare white humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway

A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by a British maritime engineer.

Dan Fisher, 32, was on a boat trip to Svalbard in Norway when he noticed a giant white hump rise from the water.

Rushing up a mast to get a better look, he quickly realised he was witnessing one of nature’s rarest sights — a white whale, just like the iconic Moby Dick in the novel by American author Herman Melville.”

10

Dec

Watch a 400-foot whale take on a nuclear submarine in this B-movie take on Herman Melville’s classic ‘Moby Dick.’

Watch a 400-foot whale take on a nuclear submarine in this B-movie take on Herman Melville’s classic ‘Moby Dick.’