Posts Tagged ‘Antarctic Blue Whale’

Mermaids and Wildlife Saved from Navy Sonic Testing

Monday, March 18th, 2013

On March 8th, 2013, the NY Times published an article by the Associated Press: California Regulators Reject Navy Offshore Training. The article pertains to the Navy insisting that their sonic and explosives training would not have an effect on our sea life. Bogus! Thankfully, the Navy lost this argument and the regulators found that it could be, in fact, detrimental to our endangered mammals such as the blue, fin, and beaked whales. This reminded me of a documentary I saw on The Discovery Channel entitled “Mermaids” chronicling mass whale, sea life, and mermaid beachings caused by Navy Sonar Testing. This is not new and it is clearly dangerous.

OC- Natalie Kelley

Really Big News!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I recently read an article in “Weird Science” by Brandon Keim- The Hidden Power of Whale Poop. I was blown away by the statistics on the declining numbers of the whale population and how human destruction doesn’t just stop with the slaughter of the whales. Before commercial whaling, there were more than 200,000 blue whales in the world, and today we have less than 8,000. A whale’s fecal plume is liquid gold to the ocean and future generations of whales and fish, in other words, it is the ocean’s fertilizer. Because plankton thrives in fecal plume, the less poop there is, the less food they have to eat. This broken cycle of life also affects humans, fish being one of our favorite food sources. This article also contains possibly the largest captured picture of whale fecal plume ever, measuring almost the entire whale’s length!

OC- Natalie Kelley

Largest Living Animal Makes A Comeback!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Antarctic Blue Whale is thought to be the largest oldest living animal. The numbers are on an increase due partially from the animal being protected from commercial hunting in 1966, claims an article written in “Environmental Protction“.

This just proves how important it is to do our part to help these animals survive while others continue to destroy. Our efforts matter and they do make a difference.