Entry #22 – Poor Whale

Last modified on July 25th, 2009

I posted a photo of a cruise ship this morning surrounded by the mountains:

I was just reading the news though, and apparently that very same ship ended up killing a baby whale:

What appears to be a baby minke or fin whale has been impaled and killed on a cruise ship that docked in Vancouver Saturday morning.

The whale, about 20 metres long, was wrapped around the bow of the ship in full view of tourists at Canada Place.

A worker from the cruise ship, who didn’t want to be named, said he was not sure when the whale had been hit. The boat — the Sapphire Princess — had come in from Alaska on the Inside Passage, he said.

“From what I hear there was a bit of a rumbling this morning,” he said. “It’s too bad; I wish we had some system to detect them.

John Biehler actually got a good shot of the whale being pulled off the ship:

3 responses to “Entry #22 – Poor Whale”

  1. Lindsey says:


  2. Tyler says:

    I got a couple of shots too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyleringram/3756564120

    Poor guy, VanSun says its a Fin whale calf.

  3. Tyler says:

    One day I’ll type in my email address properly.

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