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L ast Sunday, The Whale got wet—not from ocean but from rain, blasted out of the great blowhole in the sky. 

Its matte dove-gray skin was made darkly shiny. Its sandy cement ridges were made muddy.

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But this whale’s natural habitat is on dry land. You can see it in certain adaptations, like quick-drying surfaces and a dedicated rain spout. Not 20 minutes after Sunday’s showers stopped, The Whale was nearly dry.

So if you want to see The Whale take a swim, your surest bet is to brave a little water yourself.

David S. Ingalls Rink (“The Whale”)
73 Sachem St, New Haven (map)

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories.

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