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Picture the scene - the Harpoon is loaded, the crew are
excited at the prospect of killing the next whale that
surfaces, when up pops Tazer Whale. Tazer Whale is a
submersible that looks exactly like the real mammal, enough
fact to fool any whaling crew into launching their deadly
harpoon. The Harpoon streaks out striking the armoured
of Tazer Whale, and in so doing activating the Tazer itself.
works the exact opposite way round to the conventional
tazer, by transmitting a massive charge back to the whaling
ship, frying all its electronics and leaving it dead in the
instead of the whale.
||I think they stopped using harpoons around the late 1890's.
//frying all its electronics and leaving it dead in the water// along with all other marine life within of a kilometer.
||Maybe you might check this site...
A PAINFUL DEATH
In this case, if a whale is not killed by the impact of the
exploding harpoon,an electric shock is passed through
the whale in an effort to kill it. ...
||[jellydoughnut] No, "they" stopped using _hand_ harpoons a long time ago, but whalers still use harpoons, fired from a cannon and frequently with grenade warheads to ensure a kill.