19th Century Harpoon Found in Whale

A fragment of an exploding harpoon used by commercial whalers in the 1800s has been found in a whale caught off Alaska, suggesting the animal may be more than 100 years old. Local government officials say the fragment came from a bomb lance, manufactured around 1880. Alaska’s Inupiat people found it lodged in a bowhead whale during a traditional subsistence hunt last month

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