American Whaling: Its History, Dangers, and Literary Legacy
Whales and the hunting of them do not figure prominently in the history of Texas. It’s not that they are unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. They can be seen sporting about off the coast or nosing about the bottom. And occasionally they wander or are washed ashore, as a right whale did near Freeport in 1972, and a sperm whale did near Port Aransas in 2008.