TITLE

Whale of a Tale

PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;4/22/2002, Vol. 64 Issue 25, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Features Boo, a 2-year-old orca that was found in Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington. Description of the orca; Assumption of scientists on the reason behind Boo's presence in Seattle; Debate over the best way of dealing with Boo.
ACCESSION #
6715810

 

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