Trip to Trinidad Whaling Station, July-August 1926
"Truly the Place Smells Vile"
Our traps held a good catch this morning & included Neosorex, Sorex p. pacificus, Neurotrichus, Sorex m. humboldtanus and Zapus.
Much aplodontia sign was seen & plans were made to set for them later.
Saw a Varied Thrush this a.m., was in dense woods near rill.
First Finback whale captured during our stay was brought in this morning. The beast was 53 feet long & the estimated weight was 53 tons. The whalers figure, whales in good condition over 35 feet in length, to weigh a ton per foot in length.
We were not down in time to see the animal hauled in nor the first sheet of blubber taken off.
Many visitors were present & most of the women were holding their noses with their handkerchiefs, as truly the place smells vile.
The traps were not reset tonight.
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