All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘whales’

Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures in the mid-West. Now scientists at the Smithsonian are trying to figure out how a bunch of whales ended up …

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Conjoined Whale Calves Found In Lagoon

Every now and then nature produces something remarkable, something we’ve never seen before. When we encounter one of these creatures, we are often overwhelmed with questions and curious to learn more about it. A recent discovery of two conjoined whale calves has scientists excited and curious at the same time. The conjoined carcass washed up on the beaches of the …

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Conjoined Whales Discovered In California

A rare discovery was found off of the shore of Mexico, in the Scammon’s Lagoon, on Sunday, January 5, when scientists discovered twin conjoined whale calves. Sadly, the calves did not survive, but their discovery is very important to the world of science, as they may be the first documented case of conjoined gray whale calves. Alisa Schulman-Janiger, with the …

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Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon

It’s been a rough year for SeaWorld – at least in terms of press. Back in January, a documentary called Blackfish premiered at Sundance and caught fire. That documentary focused on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned the treatment of orcas in captivity. The film centers around the death of Dawn Brancheau, a SeaWorld trainer, who was …

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Martina McBride, .38 Special Cancel SeaWorld Performances

Following suit with six others that have also been scheduled to perform and recently cancelled, Martin McBride and 38 Special have refused to perform at SeaWorld. Since the release of the buzzed about documentary Blackfish, many people have become more aware of the some of the unsafe and inhumane practices that are done involving the whales at SeaWorld. Over the …

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Everglades Whales Stranded and Beached

The Everglades has been described to this writer as “the Australia of America,” in that most of the things inhabiting it, including many of the plants, would like nothing more than to kill you. A rugged, muggy wilderness, mentions of the Everglades do not tend to also bring to mind whales, often thought of as docile giants of the sea. …

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Baby Beluga Dies: The Whale Who Inspired the Song Passes at Age 46

Kavna, the whale who inspired the popular children’s tune “Baby Beluga” passed away this week. The Vancouver Aquarium, where the Kavna lived, revealed that preliminary results from a necropsy suggest the most likely cause of the whale’s death is cancer. The aquarium stated that at age 46, Kavna was the oldest beluga whale in any accredited aquarium in North America. …

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Whale Hits Boat: California Man Rescued After Bizarre Accident

Whale hits boat, boat takes on water. Man is in the boat. Our man. Chances are, he’s going to need a bigger boat. All apologies to Steven Spielberg. That was an impossibly lame joke, I know, but it was the first thing that popped into my head upon reading about veteran sailor Max Young’s close encounter with a large whale. …

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