Statue outside Museu da Indústria Baleeira, Portugal

July 2011 Issue

Statue outside Museu da Indústria Baleeira, Portugal


The statue of a whaler outside the Museu da Indústria Baleeira in São Roque, Pico, Azores, Portugal

Thar she blows! May’s photo depicts the statue of a whaler, in his tiny craft, outside the Museu da Indústria Baleeira in São Roque, Pico, Azores, Portugal.

In 1979, Portugal outlawed whaling and turned the waters around the Azores into a natural refuge. Today, visitors can go whale-watching and peaceably observe a plethora of cetacean species, including sperm whales, blue whales, fin whales, orcas and many varieties of dolphins.

Fourteen readers sent in the correct answer by the deadline, and BEVERLY CONGLETON of Lehigh Acres, Florida, won the drawing. We thank John and Jean Frazier of Scarborough, Maine, for sending the photo.
Statue outside Museu da Indústria Baleeira, Portugal