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The Land God Made in Anger
November 17, 2007 3:19 PM   Subscribe

The Skeleton Coast, so called for the whale skeletons that littered its shores when the whaling industry was at its peak, is now well known for the skeletons of shipwrecks. More. And a a bit of description here. Still, the coast is full of life. Each year hundreds of thousands of Fur Seals come ashore. (Video on this site of baby Fur Seal vs. a jackal.) (wp)
posted by serazin (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
This shot of the Eduard Bohlen has been my desktop for a while. I like the seeming thematic repetition of the tiny bit of junk on the lower left, which could be a scale model of the ship.
posted by dhartung at 5:02 PM on November 17, 2007


Thanks for this; it's a really interesting post. I'm sorry it didn't garner more comments.
posted by jokeefe at 12:43 PM on November 18, 2007


Great post. I could spend countless hours viewing shipwrecks.
posted by vaportrail at 7:19 PM on November 18, 2007


Wow. I'm adding that to my list of places I want to go someday.
posted by Jess the Mess at 7:15 AM on November 19, 2007


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