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Letter to Leviathan

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He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.

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- Dec 05, 2018
Look, Whales!

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The whales had been calling me for years. I could hear their song all the way from the desert. When I finally made it to a high point off the Pacific Coast, I felt relieved to have heeded their call. I…

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- Jun 27, 2018
The Whales of Husavik, Iceland

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There is a small town in northern Iceland that describes itself as Europe’s best whale-watching destination. I traveled there in August 2016 to conduct research for my master’s thesis — I wanted to interview…

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- Dec 06, 2017
The Sanctity of Whales

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Around 1855, after first sealing in California and whaling in Magdalena Bay, Baja, Charles Scammon, a captain from Maine turned his attention to San Ignacio Bay. By 1859-60 the grays had been all but eliminated.…

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- Apr 08, 2013