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The real-life whale that inspired Moby Dick

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"Ship ahoy! Have ye seen the White Whale?”

This quotation from Moby-Dick may well have been asked by real captains about a different whale–one that inspired the author of that now-famous book. Although Moby-Dick didn’t get much attention while its author Herman Melville was alive, the book–first published on this day in 1851–has gone down in history as a classic. But the situation was reversed for the white whale's namesake: Many people had heard of Mocha Dick, although today he’s largely forgotten.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/real-life-whale-inspired-moby-dick-180965282/

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