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Originally posted by matt605 at 2007-7-21 22:30
My guess wasn't Norway, but Tasmania.
Hobart, Tasmania is a big whaling city, or was. It's located on the southernmost portion of Australia with high mountains. However the town is too small for Hobart and the "whales" are too small also. ...
You've got to be joking, Matt. A very bad guess.
Whaling has been banned in Australia for decades.
The buildings in the photo look like Europe, not Tasmania, the people on the beach look Nordic.
Just did the most rudimentary google, and I was a little off the mark in suggesting Norway, but not as far off as you (as you were about 18,000 km off the mark)
Not Norway, it appears that the beach slaughter is a regular event in the Faroe Islands, which I think are politically connected to Denmark. While Denmark's Crown Princess Mary was born in Tasmania, it's still a very tenuous link to Tassie.
I think the whales are "Pilot whales" and I believe that's their normal size in the photos.
BTW, Australia is one of the nations taking a leading role in protecting whales, not slaughtering them.
[ Last edited by emucentral at 2007-7-22 12:22 AM ]