Beaked whales: Sounding off
From the BBC News by Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website, the Canary Islands
As a scientist, you know your world is about to change when your boss, the government and the international media are all suddenly on the phone asking for answers.
That was the lot of whale biologists and veterinary scientists in the Canary Islands on 24 September 2002 - a date that may go down as one of the most significant in humankind's long history of interactions with whales.
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