Saturday, May 30, 2009

55 whales beach themselves in South Africa

This is almost becoming routine. Another pack of whales commits mass-suicide. This time it's 55 pilot whales off the coast of South Africa. (New Scientist) Over the last year, hundreds of whales have beached themselves in Tasmania, 26 dolphins were found dead on a UK beach in 2008 and in 2007, 152 dolphins were washed up on an Iranian beach.

What's killing the whales? One British scientist
blames fishing nets for the UK whale deaths. The Iranians blame "the US military and its hi-tech hardware and spying equipment," of course.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.