Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jonah is back: "stunning" whale sighting

Whale Sighting Off Israeli Coast Stuns Scientists

The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists. It is thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years.

"It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr. Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center which identified the creature.

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