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Dead Sperm Whale Towed Away From Florida Keys
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Jan 3, 2014

Posted on 01/03/2014 10:08:21 PM PST by nickcarraway

The carcass of a deceased sperm whale, estimated to be 35 feet long, has been towed about 10 miles off the Florida Keys to the Gulf Stream.

The marine mammal was discovered about a mile off Key Largo Thursday

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmiami.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 01/03/2014 10:08:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

When they came for the dead sperm whales, I didn’t speak up...


2 posted on 01/03/2014 10:12:45 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway

Should have blown it up, after taking the teeth.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 10:13:11 PM PST by xone
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To: xone

Sperm Whale Teeth........ Is it just me?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 10:16:33 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: nickcarraway

For a second I thought Kim Kardaschian had an accident..


5 posted on 01/03/2014 10:17:31 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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....E was just pining for the fjords....
6 posted on 01/03/2014 10:23:23 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: nickcarraway

Did anyone check for Ambergris?


7 posted on 01/03/2014 10:38:01 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: nickcarraway

Sperm whale burger in paradise!


8 posted on 01/03/2014 10:58:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway
Oregon's Exploding Whale (YouTube Original Video from 1970)
9 posted on 01/03/2014 11:48:44 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: xone
> Should have blown it up...

Instructions supplied via YouTube, see above comment.

10 posted on 01/03/2014 11:49:34 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Dead whale on beach non-ping....

Video link of 1970 Oregon exploding whale supplied in earlier comment...

11 posted on 01/03/2014 11:50:57 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: dayglored
The original Free Republic thread: The Infamous Tale of an Exploding Whale (Thar She Blows!)
12 posted on 01/04/2014 12:02:38 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sperm whales always scared me like no other whale. Don’t know why, but maybe it is the early depictions of them being predatory boat attackers, Moby Dick-style.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 12:28:56 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dayglored; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Dead whale on beach non-ping....



14 posted on 01/04/2014 12:43:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dayglored

Dave Barry wrote about this some years ago and it is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Almost split a gut laughing.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 4:08:31 AM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: nickcarraway
"Dead Sperm Whale Towed Away From Florida Keys"

It should be noted that: "Dead Sperm" is an excellent name for a punk rock band... [/Dave Barry]

16 posted on 01/04/2014 4:10:22 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: nickcarraway

What a coinkidink!

I JUST finished reading “Moby Dick” for the third time.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 5:41:11 AM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

You do not want to know what happens to a dead whale when it sinks to the floor of the ocean. It reaches a whole new level of gross.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 6:51:53 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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19 posted on 01/04/2014 6:58:25 AM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: Slings and Arrows




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20 posted on 01/04/2014 7:54:28 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Daffynition




Please Support FR



21 posted on 01/04/2014 7:55:26 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: nickcarraway

Slow news day, eh?


22 posted on 01/04/2014 8:53:44 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Reminds me of the last and only time I wore speedos at the beach.

Six people from green peace tried to drag me back into the water.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 8:59:37 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: REDWOOD99
Is it just me?

Must be, they are cool and lots of folks carve them. Didn't you think sperm whales had teeth? Shame on you.

24 posted on 01/04/2014 9:30:25 AM PST by xone
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To: dayglored

I’ve seen that vid. Typical west coast dopes. Blowing it up at sea would be awesome.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 9:31:22 AM PST by xone
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To: mc5cents; nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; xone
Dave Barry's Original Article on the Oregon Exploding Whale

From here:
http://theexplodingwhale.com/evidence/resources/dave-barry-article/

The Farside Comes to Life in Oregon - By Dave Barry (1990)

I am absolutely not making this incident up; in fact I have it all on videotape. The tape is from a local TV news show in Oregon, which sent a reporter out to cover the removal of a 45-foot, eight-ton dead whale that washed up on the beach. The responsibility for getting rid of the carcass was placed upon the Oregon State Highway Division, apparently on the theory that highways and whales are very similar in the sense of being large objects.

So anyway, the highway engineers hit upon the plan — remember, I am not making this up — of blowing up the whale with dynamite. The thinking here was that the whale would be blown into small pieces, which would be eaten by sea gulls, and that would be that. A textbook whale removal.

So they moved the spectators back up the beach, put a half-ton of dynamite next to the whale and set it off. I am probably not guilty of understatement when I say that what follows, on the videotape, is the most wonderful event in the history of the universe. First you see the whale carcass disappear in a huge blast of smoke and flame. Then you hear the happy spectators shouting “Yayy!” and “Whee!” Then, suddenly, the crowd’s tone changes. You hear a new sound like “splud.” You hear a woman’s voice shouting “Here come pieces of… MY GOD!” Something smears the camera lens.

Later, the reporter explains: “The humor of the entire situation suddenly gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere.” One piece caved in the roof of a car parked more than a quarter of a mile away. Remaining on the beach were several rotting whale sectors the size of condominium units. There was no sign of the sea gulls, who had no doubt permanently relocated in Brazil. This is a very sobering videotape. Here at the institute we watch it often, especially at parties. But this is no time for gaiety. This is a time to get hold of the folks at the Oregon State Highway division and ask them, when they get done cleaning up the beaches, to give us an estimate on the US Capitol.

One of those pieces that I never tire of reading.
26 posted on 01/04/2014 9:53:08 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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27 posted on 01/04/2014 10:31:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dayglored

every time I read this it is a LOL story and video..they had good intentions like any liberal, but the results really stunk...


28 posted on 01/04/2014 4:01:14 PM PST by goat granny
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To: dayglored

Oh that is funny! But I must admit...... if I had been there I would have surely gone down to the beach to watch.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:27 PM PST by Ditter
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