Roy's Postcards: 1987


We didn't see any whales, except the one on this postcard.

Postcard back:

Killer whales are often seen in Alaska waters and usually observed traveling in family groups (pods) of 12 to 20 whales. Their annual migration takes them South to Puget Sound and along the West Coast. The adult whales are about 20 to 25 feet long and weigh about 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg). Their diet consists of fish and other sea mammals.
B13743-Color Photo: © Ken Balcomb - Orca Survey

Leonard's comments:

I cribbed this joke from my father. PS: Killer whales are dolphins! THEY'RE DOLPHINS!

This postcard also has the problem of approximation measurements that gain many significant digits when converted to metric.

See also: leonard animals

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