Subject: Re: yucky facts you know about sea animals
Great question! let's see...
I work with whales, and probably the most yukky thing about them is the
way they smell when they're dead. because whales are SO big - a blue
whale can be more than 100 feet long and weigh 200 tons - they are VERY
difficult to get rid of when they wash up dead on a beach. And you
wouldn't believe the smell. There's a LOT of it, and if you get some of
the whale on your clothes (which we do when we cut them up) you never get
rid of the smell. I have a coat that still smells like a dead blue whale
seven years later, no matter how many times I wash it.
Years ago a dead and very smelly whale washed up in Oregon and the people
there decided to get rid of it by blowing it up with dynamite. It was a
really dumb idea. When the whale blew to pieces they all fell out of the
sky and almost hit the people watching, and one big piece crushed a car.
You can see this on video at:
It's pretty funny seeing all the people cheer when the whale blows up and
then running away as it comes out of the sky.
Anyway, I hope you find lots of more yukky facts about sea animals.
-- Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Alaska Fisheries Science Center National Marine Mammal Lab 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4 Seattle, WA 98115
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> Hi I just wanted to know if you knew any disgusting facts about any type > of sea animal (for 2 graders) thanks Janice PS my a-mail address is > email@example.com (please a-mail me back even if you don't know > any I'd just like to know)
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