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  • 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
    star2.com ^ | 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
    KOMONews.com ^ | 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. …
  • eBay ends auction for beached sperm whale in Newfoundland

    05/06/2014 5:37:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    thestar ^ | May 5, 2014 | Peter Edwards
    There’s still a chance to own your very own bloated sperm whale carcass. Even though the town of Cape St. George, N.L., has been foiled by eBay in its attempt to sell a beached sperm whale that washed up on its shores last week, the mayor remains hopeful someone will take the 12-metre carcass off his hands. Peter Fenwick, the mayor of the town on Newfoundland’s west coast, put the whale up for sale on eBay. “Once the fat and flesh is removed you have a spectacular 40-foot (12-metre) skeleton of the largest toothed whale in the world, great for...
  • Rotting whale's stench, bloating worry Trout River

    04/28/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 28, 2014 | CBC News
    A dead blue whale that is slowly rotting on the beach of the western Newfoundland community of Trout River has the community scrambling to find a way to get rid of it before it explodes. The whale's 25-metre carcass washed into Trout River just over a week ago, and has since been pushed up against the beach. "The whale is blowing up. It looks as if it's a big balloon, from a distance," said Emily Butler, Trout River's town clerk, who has been trying to find a government agency that can help dispose of the whale. Tucked inside a corner...
  • Town Fears That Huge Swelling Beached Blue Whale Carcass ‘Might Explode’

    04/29/2014 6:58:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Town fears that huge swelling beached blue whale carcass ‘might explode’ About one week ago, the carcass of a dead blue whale washed ashore in Trout River, Newfoundland, Canada. As reported by the BBC, residents now fear that the 25-meter-long (over 82-foot-long) decomposing whale, which is filling and expanding with methane gas, could explode. The BBC notes that a sperm whale carcass that landed on the shores of the Faroe Islands exploded as a biologist tried to perform a dissection. Blue whales are the largest known animals in the world, and the carcass of the beached Trout River blue whale...
  • Saudi Denies Social Media Reports Whale Swallowed Entire Family

    02/12/2014 10:22:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Family was strolling along beach in western port of QunfudahA Saudi family was reported by social networks to have been swallowed by a giant whale at a beach in the Gulf Kingdom, but authorities on Tuesday denied the news and said a picture that was carried along with the report was a fake. The report was circulated by thousands of Saudis on social networks and BlackBerry mobiles that a huge whale surfaced at the beach and swallowed the entire family that was strolling in the area in the western port of Qunfudah. “These reports are not true and the picture...
  • Whales, ostrich evolved in India

    12/09/2005 11:59:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies · 556+ views
    The Times of India (Lucknow) ^ | 12/09/2005 | Staff
    LUCKNOW: "Do you know that the evolution of mighty whales took place in India around 55 million years before present. And, though the Ostrich is not found in India anymore, but according to scientists, the bird also evolved here about 12 million years before present. Interestingly, these facts are part of a science curriculum in the West, but Indian students are largely unaware of the same. This was revealed by Ashok Sahni, emeritus professor, Chandigarh University, in his lecture delivered at a seminar on "Northward Flight of India in the Mesozoic - Cenozoic: Consequences on Biotic Changes and Basin Evolution",...
  • Scientists find conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California lagoon; discovery could be a first

    01/06/2014 4:10:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Scientists in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon's Lagoon, on Sunday discovered conjoined gray whale calves. It might be the first documented case of Siamese twin gray whales. (Conjoined twins have occurred in other species, such as fin, sei and minke whales. A database search at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County did not reveal published instances of conjoined gray whale twins.) Unfortunately, the twins discovered in Scammon's Lagoon did not survive. Most likely, they were miscarried because the carcass is only about seven feet long, versus the normal 12-16 feet for newborn gray whales. Gray whales...