Saturday, October 29, 2016

Don't go in the water.


Photography by @ (Christopher Whittier).Sperm whales’ long, thin, toothed jaws seem misplaced on their hulking bodies. This view looks out from a whale’s mouth to highlight their odd anatomy. But, as we all know, whales belong in the ocean, not on a beach.  This sperm whale was spotted on a remote beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, and a post-mortem exam found a belly full of fishing nets, which had at least contributed to, if not caused its death. A sad ending in a beautiful place for a truly amazing creature.

4 comments:

  1. I'm calling bullshit on the fishing net crap. And I'm a Marine biologist.

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    1. Marine biologist, hey?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8KUgUqprw

      =T.W.=

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  2. Hurry and cut out the teeth! They have many uses including handles for knives and grips for handguns.

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  3. I'm no marine biologist but It's a necropsy, not a post mortem...

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