I don’t typically like to make my post titles look like news headlines, but I couldn’t think of a better way to summarize.
Some local folks in Alaska killed a while last month, and while carving it they found the head of a harpoon embedded deep inside. Apparently they used to use heavy shoulder guns back in the day, I never knew that. Anyway, they estimate that the one they found was from the 1890s, helping to prove that whales can easily live to be over 100. Some estimate whales can live to be over 200 years old.
There’s a nice news article with a picture of the Artifact at cnn.com.