National Geographic : 1940 Jan
HARPOONED BY A GUN FROM THE BOAT, A HUMPBACK WHALE BREACHESAFTER ADIVE Knobs on the snout are characteristic of the Humpback (Plate VI and page 65). The New Zealander in thebow ofthe boat ishauling intheslack line. Photographs courtesy The Auckland Weekly News FLUKES LASHING THE AIR, A WOUNDED HUMPBACK DIVES IN ITS DEATH THROES A grenade on the harpoon first stuns the whale, and then it is killed by explosion of a bomb attached to a lance. Finallythe carcass isinflated with airsothat itwill float.