Archive for October, 2005

Honorable mention

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Our favorite topic — um, yes, that would be exploding whales — got an “honorable mention” in the following article about a 10-foot, 1000-pound pygmy sperm whale carcass that came ashore in South Carolina, USA. While such a small whale would never warrant using explosives, the author simply couldn’t refrain from noting the following: In […]

2 weeks to go!

Friday, October 28th, 2005

The official launch of TheExplodingWhale.com is just 2 weeks away and will roughly coincide with the 35th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale on Saturday, November 12, 2005! This site will go live a couple days earlier on Thursday, November 10, 2005.

Beached sperm whale spared being blown up

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

A 55-foot-long sperm whale that had beached itself on the South African coast died naturally a few hours after rescue attempts failed. Had the whale continued to live, a likely option would have been to euthanize it with explosives, something which has happened multiple times in South Africa. Of course, it remains to be seen […]

Exploding Python

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Alligators have clashed with nonnative pythons before in Everglades National Park. But when a 6-foot gator tangled with a 13-foot python recently, the result wasn’t pretty.

Nature’s Alternative

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Scientists studying a whale carcass in Monterey Canyon recently announced the discovery of two new species of unique worms that feed on the bones of dead whales.

The Whale Coroner

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

When 40 feet and 80 tons of mammal turns up dead, whether it’s in the middle of the ocean surrounded by sharks or on the shore surrounded by gaping beachgoers, Michael Moore gets the call.