Whale Injured Off NH Last Summer, Spotted Alive

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—A whale run over by a boat last July has been spotted alive and apparently healthy near a major feeding ground for whales.
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The whale was struck by the boat as passengers on two whale watch boats were observing the 60-foot finback whale and its calf about 15 miles south of Rye Harbor.
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Kenneth Belanger of Newmarket was later charged with hitting the whale and paid a $5,500 fine.

The strike left a three-foot gash and several smaller cuts on the whale's back. Belanger was charged under the marine mammal protection act.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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