The New York Times reports that the Japanese government has added Humpbacked Whales to the list of whales that can be hunted by their
“scientific whaling fleets.”
In 1977 NASA sent Voyager 1 and 2 into space to travel beyond our solar system to the stars. In 40,000 years Voyager will be near the next star group where it might be found IF there is intelligent life in the neighborhood.
On Voyager is the Golden Record with the greetings from Earth. Among all the greetings are the music of Bach and the song of the Humpbacked Whale. NASA forgot to add a footnote that the Japanese government did not eat Bach.