Weapon found in Whale dated from 1800s

Slashdot has reported a CNN story in which a Whale caught off Alaska last month was probably over 115 years old.

How do they know the age?

A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt -- more than a century ago.

Embedded deep under its blubber was a 3½-inch arrow-shaped projectile that has given researchers insight into the whale's age, estimated between 115 and 130 years old.

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