I happen to have finally picked up Herman Melville‘s Moby Dick for the first time and just came across his very loose classification attempt of cetaceans in Chapter 32. Melville doesn’t get all that much right, but luckily he doesn’t purport to. He includes the ‘Narwhale’ in BOOK II (OCTAVO) CHAPTER III of his library […]Read more "Melville’s Classification of the Narwhal"
Did you know that earlier this year, 75 scientists cautioned President Obama against the adverse effects seismic blasting may have on marine life in an official letter? While the residents of Clyde River, that depend upon marine mammals for survival, were told by the Seismic Cannon Mapping companies (TGS, PGS, and Multi Klient) representatives that there […]Read more "75 Marine Research Scientists Sign Letter to President Obama Warning of Dangers of Seismic Cannon Mapping"
Wondering what you can do? Or wondering whether or not narwhals are real? Well, you can sign the Greenpeace and Clyde River petition here for starters. And, secondly, they are real. Here’s some proof. And here’s some more. Need More? As it turns out, Narwhals Are Real! And they’re in danger this summer from oil […]Read more "Let’s Keep Narwhals Real!"