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Flatulent whales caught in the act (with picture - from 2003)
News in Science ^ | August 28, 2003

Posted on 03/17/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT by EveningStar

Scientists have photographed a giant gas bubble emanating from a whale, suggesting that flatulence is just as common for ocean mammals as it is for humans and many other terrestrial animals...

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; flatulence; gas; giuliani; rudy; tedkennedy; whales
Whale flatulence stuns scientists
1 posted on 03/17/2007 4:30:42 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Rosie O'Donnell or Michael Moore?


2 posted on 03/17/2007 4:32:43 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; veronica; Xenalyte; CheneyChick; ...

Misc ping list
Tard ping list


3 posted on 03/17/2007 4:32:52 PM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: JillValentine

Either. Both. See the 2003 thread. :)


4 posted on 03/17/2007 4:33:44 PM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: EveningStar

5 posted on 03/17/2007 4:34:07 PM PDT by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: EveningStar

The true source of global warming! Kill the whales!


6 posted on 03/17/2007 4:34:14 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Rudy wants to move the GOP to Guyana and create Utopia - Drink up everyone!)
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To: EveningStar

I don't want to know what that stuff in the water is

7 posted on 03/17/2007 4:36:19 PM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007)
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To: SoldierMedic

Thar she blows!


8 posted on 03/17/2007 4:38:21 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: SoldierMedic
Holy whale****, Batman!

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9 posted on 03/17/2007 4:39:36 PM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: EveningStar

When I was little we were so poor if we wanted a jacuzi mom would lets us fart in the bath tub


10 posted on 03/17/2007 4:47:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: al baby
Memories
11 posted on 03/17/2007 4:51:15 PM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: EveningStar

Whales Observed Bypassing Evolutionary Steps

http://www.ecoenquirer.com/flying-whale.htm


12 posted on 03/17/2007 5:07:39 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: SoldierMedic

"The white bits in the photo are pieces of ice-floe, the stream of pinky colour behind the whale is a faecal plume - a.k.a. "poo" - the large circle in the water is indeed the physical eruption of the whale's flatulence."


13 posted on 03/17/2007 5:14:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EternalVigilance

My thought exactly!


14 posted on 03/17/2007 5:16:02 PM PDT by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: EveningStar; TheBigB; martin_fierro; uglybiker

I recall an old National Lampoon album (from the Lemmings and radio NatLamp stuff) concerning flatulance of the humpback whales. I think Christopher Guest was the announcer on the parody.


15 posted on 03/17/2007 6:07:27 PM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: EveningStar

Obligatory graphic

16 posted on 03/17/2007 7:17:11 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pcottraux

"Salmon" your ping list members? ;')


17 posted on 03/17/2007 8:56:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Sunday, March 11, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

Ugh...more of a Slings and Arrows kind of deal.


18 posted on 03/17/2007 9:21:58 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Mammal told me there'd be days like this.

[recycled rimshot!]


19 posted on 03/17/2007 9:30:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Sunday, March 11, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pcottraux

20 posted on 03/17/2007 9:59:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("By the way... who is Ben Dayho?" --60Gunner)
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To: EveningStar

Another piece in the global warming puzzle.


21 posted on 03/17/2007 10:44:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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To: ansel12; EveningStar
I'd say there's a whole lot of oceanic flatulence going on! Whales break wind ... herring break wind to save themselves from the whales. Seems as if there may be a great untapped market for aquatic Beano out there.
22 posted on 03/18/2007 3:53:09 AM PDT by Daffynition
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