Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Hast Seen the White Whale?"

A research biologist from Seattle can now claim the gold doubloon that Captain Ahab nailed to the mast of the Pequod.

I realize skin color is notoriously unchosen, but I would have hoped for a brighter shade of white on this freak of an orca. The dull brownish hue gives the impression of a failure to wash more than a defiance of phenotypic trends.

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