Whale vs. Sailboat

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE CRASHES INTO YACHT IN SOUTH AFRICA
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A right whale crashed into a sailboat this week off the coast of Cape Town. It broke the mast, but no one was hurt. The whale swam away.

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs is investigating reports that the sailors broke the law by approaching the whale, according to local news reports. They told the Today Show that they weren't following the whale.

Is this photo real? As far as I can tell. It was captured by a passenger on a nearby boat, according to the AP. The photo is being distributed by the European Pressphoto Agency, which is a big, credible outfit.

What does this have to do with economics? Nothing. The photo blew my mind and I couldn't resist putting it on the blog.

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