Subject: Human and whale interactions

S. Jones (betej@u.washington.edu)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 09:53:18 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, janet wrote:

> Hi Bete
>     You are the expertise in the area of whale.
>     So, my question is simply can a man survived in
>     a big whale after being swallowed.
> Rdgs
> Janet
> 
> > On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, janet wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Bete
> > >     I would like you to help me in this question.
> > >     Is it possible for a man being swallowed
> > >     up by a big whale and still can be alive in it.
> > >     Are there any incident of a person survived
> > >     through this?
> > >     Thanx for helping.
> > > Rdgs
> > > Janet
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > Dear Janet,
> >
> > I am sure there has never been any case of a man being swallowed by a
> > whale and surviving inside its body.  Whales are gentle creatures that are
> > sometimes curious and approach boats.  This behavior can lead to
> > interactions with humans, but never of the kind you mention above.  The
> > whales do have large mouths that are capable of swallowing many prey items
> > at once.  But, these creatures feed primarily on small fish and krill.
> > Stories told in books like Moby Dick are only a myth.
> >
> > I hope this information helps you.
> >
> > Bete
> 
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Dear Janet,
If a man was swallowed by a whale, he would not survive in its body.
However, I am sure this would never happen.

Regards,
Bete