unexpect whale visit

Kalli De Meyer kdm at bonairelive.com
Wed Jan 12 14:32:52 EST 2000

Coral listers

Yesterday Bonaire saw the unexpected arrival of a Tropical Whale 
(Balaeonoptera edeni) aboard a cruise boat. It had been impaled on 
the bow of the vessel. The Captain of the vessel said they noticed 
nothing but ships log showed a slowing in their speed from which 
we can guess where the incident occured (15 miles SW of Los 
Aves island off the Venezuelan coast). 

As far as we could see it was an adult (12.4m) animal with nothing 
obviously wrong with it which could not be accounted for by the 
impact of the collision.

Does anyone know of any other such incidents or are we dealing 
with an isolated daft/unfortunate animal ??

Kalli De Meyer
Email address for Kalli De Meyer is kdm at bonairelive.com

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