Whales: Show And Tell

Mike Williamson, a marine biology and oceanography professor at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, looks up from inside this humpback whale with Fortunata Phiteta, 13, of Mount Jackson, who is a member of the Step Forward program at Zion Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Williamson, a 1964 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, visited the church this week to share his knowledge of whales with the students in the program. The 45-foot replica was made of plastic and inflated by a fan. Rich Cooley/Daily Rich Cooley/Daily
Fortunata Phiteta stands by this replica of a humpback whale inside the Zion Lutheran Church social hall. Rich Cooley/Daily