^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ J. Michael Williamson Principal Investigator-WhaleNet <http://whale.wheelock.edu> Associate Professor-Science Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 voice: 617.734.5200, ext. 256 fax: 617.734.8666, or 617.566.7369 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sat, 15 Mar 97 14:41:00 GMT From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Reward offered in Florida whal Reward offered in Florida whale shooting case MIAMI, March 14 (Reuter) - A reward was posted on Friday for the trigger-happy boaters who shot a whale off the Florida Keys. A four-tonne Minke whale that beached on Big Pine Key last week was found to have five bullets in it. It died after attempts to refloat it failed. The Humane Society of the United States on Friday offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the animal. "This is the first time that I have ever heard of a whale suffering gunshot wounds washing up on American shores," Naomi Rose, marine mammal scientist for the Humane Society, said. "The Humane Society of the United States is horrified by this cruelty." The total amount of reward money offered from various sources now stands at about $10,000. Police say they believe boaters opened fire on the whale.