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  • Whale Fin Inspires Safer Racing Wheels

    01/11/2018 8:17:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-11-18 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Whale Fin Inspires Safer Racing Wheels by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * Road bicycle racers are exciting to watch as they race in tight packs at speeds between 30-40 miles per hour. Cycling is a risky sport, and numerous racers have been injured or killed as they contend with the challenges of hazardous road and environmental conditions like strong cross winds. Some new technology may help reduce the risk of cycling accidents. The engineers who design racing bikes look to achieve the fastest, yet safest, bicycles possible. One company, Zipp Speed Weaponry, spent four years developing new rims for...
  • Saved by the whale: Humpback Protects Diver from 15-Foot Shark

    01/09/2018 12:29:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 | Kelli Bender
    Seals are often called the dogs of the sea, but it appears humpback whales are man’s best friend when it comes to the open waters of the ocean. According to the Portland Press Herald, celebrated marine biologist Nan Hauser found herself in a scary situation in the waters of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. It happened in October, when the 63-year-old was on a routine dive with other researchers and a documentary filmmaker, observing the behavior of the majestic humpback whale — a massive creature of which Hauser is extremely familiar. Through her vast experience, Hauser knows not...
  • Only 15% of hiring managers would consider hiring an overweight woman

    12/11/2017 11:29:36 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 163 replies
    Moneyish ^ | Dec. 9, 2017 | Reed Alexander
    Radio personality Shavonne Patrice Owens, 37, says she experienced weight discrimination firsthand when she applied for a daycare job in Huntsville, Alabama, two years ago. Despite having all the qualifications for the job, Owens says her friend — a former employee of the daycare center in question (whose employment later terminated) — told her the reason she was ultimately passed over for the job was because of her weight. Owens, who was 525 pounds at 5’11” at the time of her interview with the daycare center, said that this incident “hurt for a second, just for a second… but I...
  • Whale kills Canadian rescuer after he helps free it

    07/13/2017 2:03:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 13, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    A Canadian man who had worked for years to free dozens of entangled whales was killed soon after helping cut one loose, the Canadian government said Tuesday. Joe Howlett, 59, was a founder of Campobello Whale Rescue, a non-governmental organization that saves whales off the coast of New Brunswick. He was on a rescue mission with Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to free a North Atlantic right whale that had become ensnared, according to a statement from the department.
  • 79-foot blue whale carcass washes up on Bolinas beach

    05/27/2017 5:13:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 26 May 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    A 79-foot blue whale washed up on Agate Beach in Bolinas on Friday morning. The cause of death remains unknown. Scientists from the Marin Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences identified the whale as a sub-adult female. The scientists will return Saturday to perform a full necropsy, having taken preliminary skin tissue and blubber samples Friday morning.
  • Watch a Great White Shark Binge Eat a Whale Carcass

    05/03/2017 4:06:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    National Geographic ^ | MAY 3, 2017 | Sarah Gibbens
    Researchers have theorized that the scavenging behavior, which is not often captured on camera, has significant ecological impacts. Great white sharks are one of nature's fiercest predators. They're often seen in photos and videos breaching the water to grasp prey in their toothy jaws. Some great whites, however, prefer when their prey comes to them. In video taken off the coast of southern California, researchers observed a great white shark feeding off the carcass of a dead humpback whale. Keith Poe, an independent researcher and conservationist, found the carcass after he was alerted by authorities patrolling the beach. The dead...
  • Rescuers search for whale with crab trap stuck on its head off California coast

    04/02/2017 4:53:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    mercury news ^ | 2 Apr 2017 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    Rescuers are asking boat captains to be on the lookout for a gray whale caught in a crab trap heading north along Orange County’s coastline... “We felt very uncertain about what damage it would cause to the whale with this unusual entanglement,” If you are out on the water and see a whale in distress, call 1-877-SOS-WHALE.
  • Holographic projection of a whale [Projection holographique]

    01/25/2017 9:14:07 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Jun 3, 2016 | Walker Fiamma Corsa
    This is a holographic projection of a whale. It is a photographic process that produces images thanks to the difference between two laser beams. The image is projected into a gymnasium using a special camera. There is not a drop of water in the gymnasium, let alone a whale. The old saying was, “Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.” The new saying is, “Don’t believe anything,” that is unless you get wet!
  • 47-Feet-Long Blue Whale Rescued After Being Washed Ashore in Maharashtra

    09/12/2016 5:25:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Badri Chatterjee
    A 47-feet-long blue whale, the largest mammal in the world, was rescued after it was beached near village Madban, close to Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri district on Sunday morning. Estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, the whale was beached for over two days. Local fishermen spotted the mammal on Saturday evening and informed forest officers. On Sunday morning, two boats with 50 personnel carried out the rescue operation over eight hours by pulling the mammal into the sea with the help of ropes during high tide. “Four forest officials led the rescue operation along with local NGOs and...
  • ‘My Heart Started Racing’: Kayaker Has Insanely Close Encounter With Whale in Vancouver’s Bay

    04/14/2016 11:27:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    ‘My heart started racing’: Kayaker has insanely close encounter with whale in Vancouver’s English Bay Instagram user johnnyvanuck had a close encounter with a whale on Monday — and has the video to prove it.
  • It's the 45th anniversary of the infamous exploding whale!

    It's the 45th anniversary of the infamous exploding whale. Here's the 1970 video with KATU's Paul Linnman:
  • Tokyo District Tries to Reel in Tourists With Whale Meat

    10/13/2015 10:16:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2015
    When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind. But one Tokyo district is hoping to reel in outsiders with one of the country’s more controversial traditions –slaughtering whales. Ebisu, a chichi gastronomic hub close to Tokyo’s frenetic Shibuya shopping district, is hosting an annual food festival aimed at introducing foreigners to the culinary delights of whale meat. “With so many foreign tourists visiting Japan now, we would like to show how we really feel” about eating the animal, Takashi Furui, head of the event’s executive committee, said at a...
  • Awesome footage of rare white whale off the coast of Australia

    09/24/2015 1:53:45 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Aug 10, 2015 | Mashable
    A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland on Monday, and whale watchers are hoping it is Australia's famous whale Migaloo.
  • New Horizons Map of Pluto: The Whale and the Donut

    07/07/2015 5:05:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | 7/7/15
    New Horizons Map of Pluto: The Whale and the Donut This map of Pluto, made from images taken by the LORRI instrument aboard New Horizons, shows a wide array of bright and dark markings of varying sizes and shapes. Perhaps most intriguing is the fact that all of the darkest material on the surface lies along Pluto’s equator. The color version was created from lower-resolution color data from the spacecraft’s Ralph instrument. Credits: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI This is the latest map of Pluto created from images taken from June 27 to July 3 by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New...
  • Clever Construction in Rorqual Whales

    05/19/2015 7:22:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-14-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Clever Construction in Rorqual Whales by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A few years ago, scientists discovered a unique sensory organ in the jaw of a rorqual whale—the world's largest creature. Rorqual whales, which include the blue whale and fin whale, feed by ballooning out folds of tissue that bag gobs of krill from fertile ocean waters. Some of those researchers recently described the unique bungee-cord-like nerve construction that illustrates clever and intentional design.
  • Bill Clinton’s Alleged Mistress Donating to Hillary Clinton & Involved In Corrupt Stock Deal?

    02/01/2015 11:28:24 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Got News ^ | February 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Bill Clinton’s alleged mistress Julie McMahon was donating to Hillary Clinton while she was having an affair. She also worked for a controversial securities firm. The Daily Mail reported that McMahon dubbed the “Energizer” by Secret Service met Clinton in 1998 while he was still in the White House. The Mail also stated that McMahon was seeing Clinton sexually for 13 years in 2014. McMahon, the daughter of a wealthy Democratic donor, donated to Hillary in 2000 and 2002. ... McMahon was listed as unemployed for most of her political donations but we found that she’s a director at Energy...
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    01/25/2015 7:58:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday. The necropsy found large, deep gashes on the whale's right side and back, indicating the cause of death. The gashes extended into the whale's body cavity and the propeller's force had sheared off one of its ribs.
  • Dead Whale Is A Stinky Discovery At Seattle Ferry Terminal

    01/23/2015 2:40:08 AM PST · by zeestephen · 18 replies ^ | 22 January 2015
    A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters...officials believe the whale may have been there for about a week. [Photo in Comments].
  • Environmentalists sue to protect whales, dolphins from Navy war games

    11/11/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Worried about collateral damage to whales, dolphins and other marine life, environmentalists are fighting the U.S. Navy in court in a bid to protect the creatures of the sea from war games in the Pacific Ocean. "The worst harm comes from the explosives going off," said David Henkin, an attorney for EarthJustice. U.S. Navy testing and war games are underway in American waters off the coasts of California and Hawaii. The drills amount to critical practice for the military and last through 2018, but environmental groups like EarthJustice say hundreds of marine mammals will die or get injured...
  • Meghan McCain To Appear On Howard Stern Show

    10/13/2014 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:19 PM 10/11/2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    This should be good. The always candid Meghan McCain, co-host of “Take Part Live” and daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is scheduled to appear on “The Howard Stern Show.” She admitted as much to a follower on Twitter over the weekend. If history repeats itself, we’re in for a real treat. …