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Humphrey Wooden Carving - Antioch, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 01.196 W 121° 49.215
10S E 603552 N 4208683
Quick Description: A wood carving of Humphrey the whale in front of the Humphrey's Restaurant at the Antioch marina.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 8:49:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM7CQE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Humphrey the Whale is arguably the most widely publicized humpback whale in history, having errantly entered San Francisco Bay twice, departing from his Mexico to Alaska migration. This behavior is not normal for any Humpback whale, and Humphrey became well known on national television and press coverage for his misadventures in the years 1985 and 1990. Humphrey is a member of the species Megaptera novaeangliae, and each episode of his bay excursions resulted in a dramatic estuarine rescue of this giant mammal by the Marine Mammal Center, based in Marin County, California, assisted by the United States Coast Guard and hundreds of other volunteers. Humphrey (sometimes known in the media as Humphrey the humpback whale) is 40 feet (12 m) long and weighs 80,000 pounds (36 tons). Humphrey’s last sighting was in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands in the year 1991." (visit link)
Type of wood carving: Other

Approximate size/height: 3ft

Other type: Not listed

Artist's Name: Not listed

Type of wood: Not listed

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