Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Just keep following him. He has to die soon."

I find this fascinating.

"A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt — more than a century ago. Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3½-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old."

I wonder if in a hundred years, someone will catch a giant, ancient smallmouth bass that has a late 20th century olive wooly bugger embedded in his lip?

Thanks to artist Don McMichael, whose painting is shown above.

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