CARTOON: Whale Tales

Thar she blows, it's the bell. Today's cartoon by Joseph Dottino & Alex Pearson.

CARTOON: Thar She Blows

One for One? Today's cartoon by Jeff Hobbs.

Herman Melville Workshops Whale Names Before Settling on Moby Dick

Big Ding-Dong Whale, Shamu, Moby Penis, Jedediah Whaleshlong (Note to self: too long)

Things We Now Know About Whales Since the 1851 Publication of Herman Melville's Moby Dick

The real-life whale known as Mocha Dick that destroyed over 20 whaling boats in the early 19th century and partially inspired Melville's Moby Dick is now known to have also been the inspiration for L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.

Notes to Melville (Starbuck's)

There in a stark New England room is Herman Melville: white hair,…