Dead Whale Found on Bow of Alaska Cruise Ship

Sad news from the Seattle Times, a 25-30 ft. dead whale was discovered on the bow of a cruise ship as it pulled into an Alaska port. As of now it doesn’t look as though the ship’s operators did anything wrong and no one on the 2,000 passenger ship, Summit said they felt anything. While two humpback whales (an endangered species) have been struck and killed by tour boats in the Glacier Bay National Park in the past decade it doesn’t look as if this may been the case this time. The whale could have died from some genetic issue’ however a necrosy has been scheduled for the whale to see whether it was struck dead or alive.

Makes you wonder if it was just the creature’s time to go or whether man should keep his enormous cruise ships out of the water.

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