Blogathon 2009 – Whale Impaled on Cruise Ship

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Post #36 of #49 – Over the next 24 hours I will be raising funds for the Union Gospel Mission during Blogathon 2009 by writing a blog post every 30 minutes. Please consider donating to my cause to keep my going until 6am PT July 26th.

That’s probably the most morbid title I’ve ever had on a blog post but it’s something that happened today in Vancouver. The Sapphire Princess pulled into port (which we can see from our position here at Workspace) with a (now) deceased fin whale stuck to its bow. John Biehler, who was visiting us at Blogathon, walked over to the cruise ship terminal to take some photos.

Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

His images ended up getting picked up by the Globe and Mail. It’s a pretty sad tale but I am happy that our friend got some exposure for his images, despite the grim circumstances.

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  1. Alam HawkerSunday, July 26th, 2009 — 12:36am PDT

    When I was in Vancouver last June I saw the Sapphire Princess and she is such a lovely ship, it made this news doubly sad that it had to be this ship which was involved in this incident. Poor Whale. 🙁

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