Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Whale of a Weekend

We went to Ventura over the weekend. While we were there, a 72 foot female blue whale washed up on the beach. It was an awesome sight. I mean, they look big on TV and I've seen killer whales at Sea World, but I've never seen anything as big as this. It was an awesome sight, but also a sad one. Apparently, the whale had collided with a ship.

There are several videos and articles about it on the Web. If you're interested, just type Ventura Whale into your search engine. I continue to be amazed by the size of this creature. One of the articles estimated that it weighs between 100,000 and 140,000 pounds.

Seeing the whale close up was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.



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