Senate e-mail sticks it to rare right whales
Right whales: They're big. They're bad. And they're vicious. Good thing they're just not from here.
That's what S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell, of Goose Creek, is telling people in Sumter who e-mail him expressing support for naming the endangered creature the state marine mammal — the whale "is known to be aggressive to humans."
Campbell is one of the local legislators who want to designate the bottlenose dolphin instead — opposing a Sumter school children project.
"I spend my life with these whales. They are unbelievably docile," said Charles "Stormy" Mayo, whale rescue director for the Massachusetts-based Center for Coastal Studies.
Read more in tomorrow's editions of The Post and Courier.