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Old 03-13-2017, 09:40 PM
Tamerlane Tamerlane is offline
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Originally Posted by Green Bean View Post
I realize too that I was envisioning a blue whale as being of a greater relative girth than it actually is, probably as a result of cartoon depictions!
They're really quite torpedo-shaped. It's just that they just go on and on and on - they are quite legitimately huge in person, but it is mostly the length that is astounding.

Come visit the Monterey Bay in the summer and go whale-watching. Good ( for variable values of "good" ) chance of a sighting.