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Subject: Do/did any porpoise have fur? 'Dragon Hunter' says YES

Date: Tue Dec 25 14:57:15 2001
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Grade level: teacher/prof School: A.P. Giannini Middle School
City: San Francisco State/Province: No state entered. Country: No country entered.
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1009310235.Gb

	In Dragon Hunter, Charles Gallenkamp's new book about Roy Chapman 
Andrew, the author writes that "In June 1909, Andrews spent three weeks at 
Tadoussac in Quebec, collect specimens of the so-called white whales, a 
species of porpoise, highly prized for their snow-white fur...he acquired five 
specimens...[for the American Museum of Natural History].." (Chapt 3, pg 23 
first paragraph.)

	Is this a mis-print? I can't find any information about such a furry 

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