^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 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: Mon, 17 Mar 97 12:42:00 GMT From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Reward request in slaying of w Reward request in slaying of whale KEY WEST, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- An appeal is out on the Internet (Monday) asking environmentalists to donate more money for a reward in the shooting of a whale off the Florida Keys. Volunteers tried to save the Minke whale, which beached itself near Key West last week, managing to refloat the mammal before finding it dead several hours later. A necropsy revealed the whale had been shot at least five times. Friday, the Humane Society of the U.S. offered a $3,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. That has been supplemented by a $7,000 pledge from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, but more pledges are being sought. The Marine Fisheries Service has a toll-free hotline to report information on the killing, or any other infractions: (800) 853-1964.