Subject: Info: Orca Odds and Ends (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 14:01:00 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 96 11:34:00 GMT 
From: r.mallon1@genie.com
To: marmam@uvvm.uvic.ca, pita@whale.simmons.edu
Subject: Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

By The Associated Press
   KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard thought it was rescuing a
stranded killer whale from waters three miles off Key West.
   But the whale picked up Sunday was 4-feet long, plastic and
inflatable.
   An unidentified person who reported a stranded killer Orca whale
apparently was fooled by the black-and-white inflatable toy, with
"Shamu" printed on its side, Coast Guard officers said.
   "It did look like a marine mammal," said Lt.j.g. Rich Condit,
spokesman for the Coast Guard's station in Key West.
   Killer whales have been spotted off the Key West coast.