Skip to comments.Giant blue whales showing in record numbers
Posted on 08/31/2010 1:35:34 PM PDT by Nachum
Swells of calorie-rich planktonic krill have attracted more giant blue whales off the Palos Verdes Peninsula than local whale watchers can ever remember.
Since last week, onlookers have been treated to a virtual whale playground. As many as 25 giants at once have been spotted from shore in recent days.
This is extraordinary, considering that only 2,000 blue whales have been documented in the north Pacific Ocean.
The blue whales' massive smooth backs, geyseral blows, and spade-like flukes have rushed the heartbeats of those who have witnessed the largest mammals ever known to A blue whale surfaces and exhales. (Scott Varley / Staff Photographer) inhabit Earth.
"So little is known about whales, so when you get to see this brief glimpse of them it's really thrilling and quite a treat," said Diane Alps, program coordinator at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. "We're seeing a whale that's relatively rare and hard to see."
(Excerpt) Read more at dailybreeze.com ...
That’s because the boys from South Park convinced the Japanese that it was Cow and Chicken that flew Enola Gay.
In the article it states that ...”whales [are] the second largest mammals on Earth...” I thought whales were the largest organisms on the planet. What is bigger than a whale? And a larger mammal? What are they talking about?
I love whales. So glad to hear their numbers are up.
...paging the Nisshin Maru...
“.....What is bigger than a whale? And a larger mammal? What are they talking about?”
this overpopulation of giant mammals should be curbed by sustainable harvesting...
Any numbers on the Dwarf Blue Whales?
Blue Whales must like these inviting, spa like, temperatures resulting from Globull Warning.
“In the article it states that ...whales [are] the second largest mammals on Earth... I thought whales were the largest organisms on the planet. What is bigger than a whale? And a larger mammal? What are they talking about?”
Me, I think.
I really need to get back on a diet.
and you would do what with one?
.....What is bigger than a whale? And a larger mammal? What are they talking about?
It said that the blue whale was the largest mammal and that another gray whale (the 2nd largest) also appeared in the waters.
Um...I believe they said 3 “Fin Whales” (2nd Largest)....
The mention of the Grey’s referred to their being common to the migration route.
The P.V. Peninsula is a great place to watch the whales.
Think I’ll go this weekend.
LOL. I should have expected this.
I'm wondering if it goes "beep...beep...beep" when she backs up.
HOW SOON BEFORE THEY RUN OUT OF KRILL AND START EATING HUMANS???? HUH?? DIDJA THINK ABOUT THAT? HUH? THEN WHAT??? HU?? HUH??
What is bigger than a whale?
Michelle in a tent gown and Hillary in a hand-me-down Michille gown.
“and you would do what with one?
Allow sustainable harvesting and usage
and I ask you again, what sort of “usage” would you envision?
I’m just curious.
“and I ask you again, what sort of usage would you envision? Im just curious.”
Food, Sport, Oil, Products, or whatever economic usage can be made of the entire beast.
“Buggy whips, Carriage springs, Corset stays, Fishing rods, Hoops for women’s skirts, Umbrella ribs and many other applications **where nowadays plastic or steel would be used**.”
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