There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me—
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine . . .
Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s purpose built, and state-of-the-art research vessel sailed today from the cloudy port of Ipswich in the United Kingdom.