Brutal and Sad Facts About Whaling That More People Should Know About

Whales Are Known To Sink Ships

21. Whales Are Known To Sink Ships

Despite the common notion, not all whales are large. Minke whales, Bryde’s whales, Belugas, and Gray whales are a few of the smaller ones, hence are actively hunted making them easier targets for big whaling excursions.

Although not all whales are that easy to overpower. Sperm whales, Fin whales, and the largest Blue whales are very difficult to capture. They can ram into ships, toss smaller ones with their tail and bodies, and take them for the chase – all situations in which ships end up sinking or wrecking.

One such incident also inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick.

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