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Which cetacean is a “devil fish”?

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Due to their violent reactions after being harpooned by whalers, Gray Whales earned the nickname of “devil fish.” In the 1800s the gray whale was known surface beneath whaling ships, purposefully destroying or sinking the ship. They would also charge smaller boats that had hand-held harpoons.

The gray whale is still the target of many sailors, however, in the Gulf of Mexico it is because for tourist reasons, not whaling. Today, the “devil fish” is a beloved tourist attraction in the area where a popular activity is to have a photograph taken scratching the tongue of a gray whale.

 

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1299548/Whales-dubbed-devil-fish-appear-personality-change-play-tourists.html

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