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  • 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...
  • Beached Sperm Whale to Be Put to Sleep: Reports

    10/31/2013 8:04:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
    A beached sperm whale was spotted in Madeira Beach near John's Pass Thursday morning, according to reports.A beached sperm whale will be put to sleep after it was spotted in Madeira Beach near John's Pass Thursday morning, according to reports. The Florida Wildlife Commission was investigating just how the 30-foot whale became stranded about 20 yards from shore, reported NBC affiliate WFLA. Officials told WFLA the whales never go so close the shore unless they are in duress. In this case, wildlife officials determined the most humane thing to do was to end the whale's suffering. Erin Fougeres with the...
  • Oregon man behind decision to blow up whale dies

    10/31/2013 5:41:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/31/13 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon highway engineer who blew up a dead beached whale with a half-ton of dynamite in 1970 has died at the age of 84. George Thomas Thornton gained national attention over the exploding whale, and the act endured for decades thanks to a video that shows giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators. Thornton got the call Nov. 12, 1970 to remove a 45-foot-long sperm whale estimated to weigh 8 tons that had washed up near Florence, and had started to stink. At the time, the state Highway Division had...
  • Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California

    10/18/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2013 | AP
    A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. The roughly 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. A truck hauled away the mammal, which was being examined at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum to determine how it died. The Stejneger's beaked whale is rarely seen in the wild. The species typically dives deep in subarctic waters to feed on squid and small fish. It is believed to migrate as far south as...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘We’re not all crazy rednecks’

    09/09/2013 8:19:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/9/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Meghan McCain said she respects the Republican Party, but wants to make clear: Some GOPers are crazy rednecks. She’s just not one of them. In an interview with Politico, she also tried to make clear that she’s not a voice for young Republicans. “I don’t espouse myself to be the voice of young Republicans at all
  • Dead Malibu whale decomposing near stars' homes

    12/08/2012 9:03:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 102 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12-8-12
    <p>Officials are still trying to sort out what to do about a dead 40-foot fin whale that washed ashore last week in Malibu, creating a big stink.</p> <p>The spit of sand is at the foot of a towering cliff, below Barbara Streisand's neighborhood that features massive estates of groomed lawns, swimming pools and tennis courts.</p>
  • 'Whale ribs, meteorites and chairs' [ Robert Ballard off Cyprus ]

    08/20/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | August 19, 2012 | unattributed
    Famed explorer Robert Ballard's expedition over the Eratosthenes Seamount is currently collecting images during sweeps of the area using the latest technology to explore the sea floor some 70 miles off the island. After two days of exploring, the team's underwater robots, operating at 800 to 1,000 metres, yesterday reached the summit of the Eratosthenes, going over terrain from a previous sweep and then turned west to head to unexplored territory to the west. On Friday night they came across what appeared to be fossilised rib bones commentators suggested might have come from a whale, perhaps even 40,000 years old......
  • Incredible footage shows whale shark stealing fish from a net

    07/14/2012 11:50:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies
    Outdoor/grindtv blog ^ | 7-12-12 | Pete Thomas
    The world's largest fish, it turns out, is also a clever thief -- and a gluttonous one. Conservation International recently posted a video showing a large whale shark stealing small fish that in a way is being stolen from it by commercial fishermen. The amazing footage, captured off Indonesia's Cenderawasih Bay, shows how the shark has learned to literally suck fish from small holes in a platform net. Whale sharks, which inhabit the tropical seas around the world (except the Mediterranean), are pelagic filter-feeders that generally subside on plankton and small, schooling fish. They measure up to about 40 feet...
  • White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?

    04/28/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 25, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    The headline-grabbing all-white adult killer whale spotted off Russia this month may well be one of a kind. But the sighting may not be the first time he's been caught on camera. Scientists were studying acoustic and social interactions among whales and dolphins off the North Pacific's Commander Islands (map) when the team noticed a six-foot-tall (nearly two-meter-tall) white dorsal fin jutting above the waves—hence the whale's new name: Iceberg. "The reaction from the team for the encounter, which happened on an ordinary day for spotting and photographing the whales, was one of surprise and elation," researcher Erich Hoyt said...
  • Native American Oral traditions tell of tsunami's destruction hundreds of years ago

    03/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ^ | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    At 9PM on January 26, 1700 one of the world's largest earthquakes occurred along the west coast of North America. The undersea Cascadia thrust fault ruptured along a 680 mile length, from mid Vancouver Island to northern California in a great earthquake, producing tremendous shaking and a huge tsunami that swept across the Pacific. The Cascadia fault is the boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates: the smaller offshore Juan de Fuca plate that is sliding under the much larger North American plate. The earthquake also left unmistakable signatures in the geological record as the outer coastal regions subsided...
  • Fossil Whale Brain Proves Paleontologist Wrong

    01/27/2012 5:31:10 AM PST · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-27-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Fossil Whale Brain Proves Paleontologist Wrong by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Jan. 27, 2012 Howell Thomas, senior paleontological preparator for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, was skeptical when a woman claimed that she found a fossilized whale brain in San Luis Obispo County, California, nine years ago. "The first thing I said when I heard about this finding was that there's just no way," Thomas told the Beatrice Daily Sun. "They brought it in, and sure enough, it's the second of two fossil whale brains [ever found]."1 He explained that "it's an amazing specimen because brains don't...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • I DREAM OF A WORLD where Balugas and Mariachis Can Co-Exist Side-by-Side in Peace and Harmony...

    08/08/2011 2:19:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Found this on a Czech website... a gem: From a Connecticut Sea-World wedding (not Irish I'd hazard to guess) where the mariachis suddenly noticed a rare Baluga White Whale really starting to get into it... ay caramba [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • Paddleboarder enjoys up-close encounter with giant blue whale

    08/04/2011 8:06:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Passengers aboard the Manute'a got an eye full recently when an 80-foot blue whale surfaced alongside the boat, stole a breath and revealed its massive backside and fluke. But the best view was enjoyed by a paddleboarder who got breathtakingly close to the great leviathan (see video). This occurred last weekend off Dana Point, Calif., and the video, shot by David Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, was posted this week. The paddleboarder appeared to be trying to capture underwater footage of the mammoth creature -- blue whales are the largest mammals ever to inhabit the planet --...
  • Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it from dying

    07/19/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A humpback whale which was freed from almost certain death by three men off the coast of California repaid the favour to its rescuers with a breathtaking display of breaches and dives. The amazing hour-long performance was caught on camera moments after the creature was cut free from fishing nets. When the boat came across the whale it was trapped with its tail and flippers hopelessly entangled in the nets. Scroll down to watch video The whale watchers first thought the humpback was already dead as it was floating on top of the water. But then it let out a...
  • Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it

    07/18/2011 7:31:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it from dying tangled in fishing nets A humpback whale which was freed from almost certain death by three men off the coast of California repaid the favour to its rescuers with a breathtaking display of breaches and dives. The amazing hour-long performance was caught on camera moments after the creature was cut free from fishing nets. When the boat came across the whale it was trapped with its tail and flippers hopelessly entangled in the nets. (photos & Video at link)
  • Dead Whale Washes Ashore On Long Island

    06/08/2011 6:54:27 AM PDT · by Oratam · 18 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 | KATHY CARVAJAL
    A whale that appeared to be dead washed ashore on Atlantic Beach, Long Island Wednesday. [snip] Typically, when dead mammals wash onto beaches, marine experts are brought in to assess the animal.
  • Has The Fat Lady Sung In Wisconsin?

    03/06/2011 5:36:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-6-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Protesters in Madison have "aroused a sleeping giant" in the national fight for workers' rights, filmmaker Michael Moore told thousands at the Capitol Square on Saturday, as rallies opposing Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals wrapped up their third week.... "America is not broke ... Wisconsin is not broke," Moore said. "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers." More at Wisconsin State Journal A "sleeping giant" was aroused?!? I'm confused, I'll explain why in Pulp Fiction style: First of all, boobs...check...liberal ideology....check...did I not just say a fat lady is singing? Second, assuming his skin...
  • McCain Visits Valley, Shares Political Forecast (of GOP pushing "very extreme conservative" in '12)

    02/23/2011 9:15:17 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain spoke at Indiana State University tonight. McCain shared her experience on the campaign trail with her father as well as where she sees the country going politically. One big goal of hers is to redefine republicanism."I have two theories. The first is in the next election Republicans will nominate a very extreme conservative. If that happens I think that the idea of a third party rising up could happen for the first time in history," McCain said.
  • Dead whale washes up on SF's Ocean Beach

    09/21/2010 1:10:53 AM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 13 replies
    KGO - ABC 7 TV ^ | 9/20/10 | Heather Ishimaru
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There is a mystery for marine biologists out on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. On Monday morning, a badly decomposed whale washed ashore, but it's probably not a species we are used to hearing about in these waters. A 50-foot long, badly decomposed whale washed-up on the beach between the base of Lawton and Kirkham streets.
  • Man Caught Cutting Beached Whale's Tail Off

    09/02/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Sep 2, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Delray man in custody after hacking tail off for foodA Delray Beach man is in custody after he reportedly tried to cut the tail off a whale that washed ashore early Thursday morning. Florida Fish and Wildlife agents are questioning James Hogan after he was found hacking away at the tail end of the whale, estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, according to the Palm Beach Post. "I didn't know it was illegal," Hogan told the Post, before he was hauled away. Hogan said he was fishing early Thursday morning when a passerby told him about the...
  • 'Living dangerously', Putin chases whales on high seas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nt_IB-vTE&feature=player_embedded (AFP) – 8 hours ago MOSCOW — Wielding a crossbow and undeterred by high waves, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday chased whales off Russia's Pacific coast and boasted of the exhilaration of "living dangerously." Dressed in heavy waterproofs, Putin fired arrows from an inflatable raft off the volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula at a rare grey whale to obtain a skin sample, managing to hit the animal at the fourth attempt. The hardman antics -- barely thinkable for any other world leader -- were the latest stunt by Putin this summer as he travels across Russia's Far East on a...
  • Putin fires darts at gray whale from crossbow

    08/25/2010 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Scythian · 49 replies
    MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fired darts from a crossbow at a gray whale off Russia's Far Eastern coast on Wednesday in the latest in a series of man-versus-nature stunts designed to cultivate the image of a macho leader. Putin held his balance in a rubber boat that was being tossed around in choppy waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula, and eventually hit the whale with a special arrow designed to collect skin samples. "I hit it at the fourth try!" a beaming Putin, kitted out in black-and-orange waterproof suit and black beanie, yelled to a camera crew...
  • Sick Whale Flown to Hilo Is Extremely Rare Species

    08/19/2010 9:31:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KGMB ^ | Aug 19, 2010
    It turns out the whale that tried to beach itself off Maui earlier this week is an extremely rare species. Experts have determined that it's a Blainville's beaked whale. This species is so rare there isn't even a count of them in the wild, because they live far offshore in very deep water. The female whale is now at a facility in Hilo. Scientists there have been running blood tests and found some abnormalities with her kidneys so they're treating her with antibiotics. The whale has been on a squid milkshake diet, but she's starting to eat whole squids. "These...
  • Has You Seen The Video Of The Whale Landing On The Sailboat?

    08/04/2010 7:43:14 PM PDT · by OneVike · 36 replies
    Ok, now I realize that the news hit on the 23rd of July about the whale smacking the sailboat, but I noticed that no one ever posted the video that was taken of it. Yes, someone captured it on video. So if youre one of those individuals who never watched the news to find out it really did happened and still think the picture was photo shopped, well now there is video proof. Or if you believed it, but never knew someone captured the whole incident on video, then you might be interested. The person who took the video...
  • PETA Seeks Manslaughter Charges In SeaWorld Whale Attack

    07/29/2010 11:33:30 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | July 29, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- PETA wants SeaWorld and its executives to face criminal charges for the death of a killer whale trainer in February at the Orlando theme park. Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed when she was attacked by a killer whale named Tilikum. PETA said it reviewed the investigation file from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and is calling for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum to pursue involuntary manslaughter charges against SeaWorld and its senior executives. In the complaint sent to McCollum’s office, PETA called the Sherriff’s Office investigation “grossly negligent.” "The sheriff's office and the state attorney have not...
  • Amazing Photo: Whale Wallops South African Yacht

    07/21/2010 4:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | Jul 21, 2010
    A yachter in South Africa says her trip off the country's picturesque southwestern coast was wrecked by an unexpected whack from a whale. Paloma Werner said Wednesday the whale breached just feet (meters) from their boat in Cape Town's waters on Sunday. It whacked the yacht, snapping the mast in two. The seas around Cape Town are teeming with whales and great white sharks during the winter months, which fall in the middle of the year.
  • Whale leaps from water, lands on couple's sailboat

    07/21/2010 7:19:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 21, 2010
    A couple watching whales from a sailboat ended up getting a real close-up view. The 33-foot southern right whale soared out of the water off Cape Town, South Africa, and landed on their boat, snapping the mast, according to reports.
  • Baby Whale Washes Ashore in Hallandale

    07/16/2010 9:55:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Fri, Jul 16, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Rescuers unable to save little sperm whale A baby whale that ended up beached on the shore of Hallandale Beach has died, officials said. The pygmy sperm whale was found around 10 p.m. Thursday near the South Life Guard Tower, according to Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue. Fire Rescue, working with Hallandale Police and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were all at the scene to try to help the whale. A veterinarian from Marine Animal Rescue Society also responded to the scene. But due to the 3-foot whale's young age and its condition when it washed ashore, the rescuers...
  • "A Whale" On Board The Largest Oil Skimming Ship In The World (Video)

    07/02/2010 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 3+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/2/10 | HAP
    Fox Station exclusive report on board "A Whale" that just arrived in the Gulf, the ship is capable of skimming 500k barrels of oil a day...(Video)
  • Sperm whale faeces 'offset CO2 emissions' (Can whale replace cow meat at the dinner table?)

    06/15/2010 8:02:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 355+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/15/10 | Richard Black
    Sperm whale faeces 'offset CO2 emissions'Page last updated at 21:33 GMT, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 22:33 UK By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Sperm whales may put a gentle (and unwitting) brake on climate change Sperm whale faeces may help oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the air, scientists say. Australian researchers calculate that Southern Ocean sperm whales release about 50 tonnes of iron every year. This stimulates the growth of tiny marine plants - phytoplankton - which absorb CO2 during photosynthesis. The process results in the absorption of about 40,000 tonnes of carbon - more than twice as much...
  • Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel

    05/12/2010 1:11:25 AM PDT · by Plumberman27 · 20 replies · 602+ views
    AFP ^ | Wednesday, May 1
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years.
  • Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel (Jonah?)

    05/11/2010 8:51:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 933+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/11/2010 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years. The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food. "It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal...
  • Gray Whale Spotted on Wrong Side of World... (Israel)

    05/11/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT · by TaraP · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    Discovery News ^ | May 11th, 2010
    Initially, the sighting seemed an opportunity rather than an anomaly, and certainly not the highly unexpected discovery it turned out to be. Last Saturday, researchers with the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC) took to the water to study a whale approximately a mile and a half off Herzliya Marina, just north of Tel Aviv. The whale, which was about forty feet long, was generally behaving as a whale does: swimming along the surface, making periodic short dives of between three and five minutes duration, and occasionally showing its tail flukes as it did so. For about two...
  • Man admits hoax calls including whale rape

    04/14/2010 9:05:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 769+ views
    upi ^ | April 14, 2010
    SEVENOAKS, England,- A British prankster pleaded guilty to making numerous hoax emergency calls, including a claim that he had been raped by a whale. Daniel Hammond, 21, pleaded guilty before magistrates in Sevenoaks, England, to making several hoax calls to the 999 emergency number between Aug. 4, 2009, and March 3 of this year, The Sun reported Wednesday. Prosecutors said the calls included a claim that his genitals fell off because he smoked too much marijuana before sex and a Saddam Hussein imitation featuring a bomb threat against a train. "The defendant's calls started with claims he'd been raped by...
  • Whale served at sushi restaurant

    03/20/2010 1:42:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,108+ views
    upi ^ | March. 20, 2010
    SANTA MONICA, Calif.- A Santa Monica, Calif., sushi restaurant says it is closing its doors voluntarily after serving endangered whale meat. But The Hump restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport also faces federal charges, The Los Angeles Times reported. On its Web site, the restaurant said, "The Hump hopes that by closing its doors, it will help bring awareness to the detrimental effect that illegal whaling has on the preservation of our ocean ecosystems and species." The newspaper report said the restaurant took responsibility once charges were lodged, the charges themselves came only after an undercover sting operation by animal...
  • Japan arrests activist who boarded whaling ship

    03/12/2010 6:44:04 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies · 926+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/12/2010 | Roland Buerk
    An activist from New Zealand has been arrested by Japan's coastguard after he boarded a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean last month. Peter Bethune said he had boarded the ship intending to make a citizen's arrest of the Japanese crew. Instead, the Shonan Maru 2 immediately set sail for Japan with him on board.
  • Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    03/11/2010 12:32:47 PM PST · by mojito · 39 replies · 838+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2010 | Unattributed
    A California sushi chef and the restaurant in which he worked have been charged with illegally serving meat from an endangered Sei whale, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 45, and the parent company of the popular restaurant The Hump in Santa Monica were charged late on Wednesday with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat. The case stemmed from informants who ordered whale meat at the restaurant in October 2009 and evolved into a sting operation by U.S. wildlife and customs officials who observed whale meat being...
  • PETA flies banner over SeaWorld demanding whale release

    03/10/2010 1:34:11 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,049+ views
    palmbeachpost ^ | March 10, 2010
    ORLANDO--There are new doubts that SeaWorld will let the whale that killed a trainer perform again. These concerns come to light as the theme park works with Dawn Brancheau's family to seal surveillance video of the incident and tries to cope with outside pressures demanding the whales be released. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, flew a banner over the park Tuesday with the message: "Let the whales and dolphins out of prison."
  • SeaWorld reconsiders whether to return killer whale that drowned trainer to live shows

    03/09/2010 7:14:50 AM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 178+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March, 9 2010
    SeaWorld said Tuesday that it is reconsidering whether to keep using the 6-ton killer whale that drowned its trainer last month in performances for audiences. In the immediate aftermath of the Feb. 24 tragedy, in which 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed, SeaWorld said it intended to return Tilikum to shows. Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, said the orca’s training for and participation in such performances was an important component of his “overall health and husbandry.” But SeaWorld has subsequently decided not to make any decisions about its interactions with killer whales until...