Money made from the whale product sales is then used to support whale research the next year.
Rich Cohen on the unlikely twists of history he discovered in writing his new book, The Fish That Ate the whale.
This week: whale Wars, Whoopi Goldberg, and the final days of election coverage (barring Supreme Court intervention).
whale watchers—a popular activity in the first three months of the year—can check out Playa la Cachora.
If we do not thin out the whale population, humans will have no more fish to eat.
At last we saw the three boats approaching, towing the whale by the nose.
At last it ceased, and the whale lay floating on the water, dead.
But if any one of them was finer than that whale of a hit, Ive forgotten it.
Why are not whale products as essential now as a century ago?
I've about as much idee what to do with you as I would with a whale in the Wabash River.
Old English hwæl, from Proto-Germanic *khwalaz (cf. Old Saxon hwal, Old Norse hvalr, hvalfiskr, Swedish val, Middle Dutch wal, walvisc, Dutch walvis, Old High German wal, German Wal); probably cognate with Latin squalus "a kind of large sea fish." Phrase whale of a "excellent or large example" is c.1900, student slang.
A large or fat person; beached whale (1900+)
A heavy blow: She gave him a hard whale to the nose
[fr British dialect spelling of wale, ''strike, beat,'' perhaps related to Old English wœl, ''slaughter, carnage, death'']