March 2008
New York Times Upfront;3/10/2008, Vol. 140 Issue 11, p3
The article reveals that a giant sperm whale died after becoming stranded on a beach near the port of Songxia in southeastern China in January 2008. Local fishermen believe that strong currents carried the whale to the beach. Sperm whales were the mainstays of the whaling industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. The World Conservation Union considered them vulnerable to extinction.


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