Blue Whale with 3-Ton Tongue Butchered by 80 Men: Lewis Lapham

In 1948, a Japanese whaling fleet with 1,300 men set off for the Antarctic. There was an oil tanker, storage and processing ships and a 10,000 ton factory, the Hashidate Maru. Arriving, they quickly killed their first whale, a gigantic blue, one of the largest ever caught.

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