Archive for March, 2012

Whales in the News (2012-03-22)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Welcome to the second installment of Whales in the News: 50 Years of KATU TV: A whale of a story that became a legend KATU, the Portland, Oregon, TV station that originally broadcasted Paul Linnman’s famous news report on the original Exploding Whale, celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 15, 2012. In honor of the […]

Whales in the News (2012-03-15)

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Whales in the News here on! In this series of posts, we’ll be aggregating recent whale-related news and articles for your entertainment and education. And so without further ado, here are some of the top whale stories from the past week:

In the UK, whales belong to the Crown — even when beached

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

In the United Kingdom, whales are considered “royal fish,” and as such, they belong to the Crown upon being caught or landing upon the English shore. The rules evidently apply to dead and rotting beached whales, too. In the BBC News article What happens after a whale is beached?, reporter Caroline Lowbridge describes how beached […]