Last week, the City of Boston had the opposite problem that Captain Ahab had: It got the whale, all right; the issue was what to do with it. When a dead finback whale was spotted floating in Boston Harbor last week, public officials eyed it warily, and not just because of the gnarliness of 75,000-odd pounds of rotting sea mammal.
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