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[*] posted on 5-7-2019 at 06:31 PM
Grey Whale losses high returning from Baja


Sad to see the high casualties of Grey Whales returning north from Baja. The malnutrition losses are the most alarming.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/9th-dead-gray-whale-in-2-mont...
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[*] posted on 5-9-2019 at 10:32 AM


I wonder how the present day population compares with pre-whaling days. I would think that there would be a maximum population that the food resources could support. Could they have rebounded in numbers to that point?
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[*] posted on 5-9-2019 at 10:36 AM


Turns out a whale that died on a Northern California beach was impacted by a ship... and not killed by Climate Change as previously reported.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2019 at 10:40 AM


Scientists don't know why yet:

"But it’s too soon to pinpoint the root causes, or to know whether it’s the beginning of a more permanent trend, said Elliott Hazen, a research ecologist with NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey, Calif.

Researchers can’t even tell if it’s a problem of supply or demand.

“Whether it’s not enough prey, too many whales, issues with the habitat — that is what we are currently investigating,” Greenman said.

Adding to the mystery is the fact that other whale species do not seem to be affected, he added."


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[*] posted on 5-9-2019 at 10:47 AM


Well, I guess I can finally get that whale skeleton for my front yard..
Keeping up with the Gomez'z and all:coolup:
Of,course, that takes a while...
Hey, I just thought of a new business...
I'm taking orders...
I can box it up and ship it...
Some assembly required... like Ikea... I'll call it... ready...
Whale-Kea
Anybody know what a good grey whale sheleton is worth on the free market?
Like a billion pesos... is that asking too much?

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[*] posted on 5-9-2019 at 10:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Turns out a whale that died on a Northern California beach was impacted by a ship... and not killed by Climate Change as previously reported.


I saw that one. Wonder if it had a calf with it.
We have had several whales wash up on the central coast. Not this year that I have heard but in the last 5 ish years.
I don't know if they were natural deaths or preyed on or hot a ship. I know one didn't because I went to it and it was in perfect shape.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 10:26 AM


Whale-Kea?
Nothing..
Tough crowed in here tonight...

What do you call a Grey Whale with 3 balls?




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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 12:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  


What do you call a Grey Whale with 3 balls?


Fishbuck. :lol:




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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 12:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  


What do you call a Grey Whale with 3 balls?


Fishbuck. :lol:


Fishbuck and a half .....:tumble:




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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 01:37 PM


Reminds me of a joke.

How do you circumcise a whale?




With four skin divers. ;)




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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 04:02 PM


Man, you guys are good!
Wait till I show my girl...




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[*] posted on 5-10-2019 at 04:04 PM


I got the best joke writers in Baja right here:D



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