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  Blue Whale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales.
Blue Whales are rorquals (family Balaenopteridae), a family that includes the Humpback Whale, the Fin Whale, the Bryde's Whale, the Sei Whale and the Minke Whale.
Most data comes from Blue Whales killed in Antarctic waters during the first half of the twentieth century and was collected by whalers not well-versed in standard zoological measurement techniques.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pygmy_Blue_Whale   (3007 words)

 Killer Whales: Diet and Eating Habits
Perhaps the killer whales were resting or they may have had their fill, but the final fate of the severely injured blue whale was not known.
Killer whales swallow their food in chunks if need be, but their throats are large enough to swallow small seals and walruses whole.
The killer whale pulled the 3 to 4 m (10-13 ft.) shark to the surface in its mouth and the killer whales consumed sections of the great white such as its enormous liver.
www.seaworld.org /infobooks/killerwhale/dietkw.html   (937 words)

Along with the whale sanctuary, there was a proposed 50-year ban on killing whales between 40 degrees south latitude and the Antarctic coast line.
Finally, the whale's future rests upon Japanese decision on whether or not to withdraw from the IWC -- to continue whale hunting regardless of its extinction or, to cooperate with the international consensus.
Whale continued to be a major source of animal protein until the mid-1960s.
www.american.edu /TED/jwhale.htm   (1997 words)

 The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Whale-Watching Web
Whale watching as a commercial activity began in 1955 in North America along the southern California coast.
All the large whale species and many dolphins and porpoises canbe seen regularly on a wide range of tours, lasting from an hour to two weeks.
Whale watching is a non-consumptive use of whales with economic, recreational, educational and scientific dimensions.
www.helsinki.fi /~lauhakan/whale   (229 words)

 International Marine Mammal Project - ECO 2002 Newsletter
Iceland's attempt to adhere to the Whaling Convention with a reservation with respect to the moratorium is necessarily incompatible with the "object and purpose" of the Convention.
Whales and dolphins are at the top of the oceanic food chain, so pollutants dangerous to humans tend to be in higher concentrations in the meat and blubber of these animals than other sources of protein.
Whale and dolphin strandings take place frequently along Japan's coast, but local authorities are now required to dispose of the whales without human consumption because of health concerns.
www.earthisland.org /immp/ECO2002_issue1.htm   (4038 words)

 british in hawaii
Cook returned to the Sandwich Islands the following winter, sailing off Maui, then anchoring at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island where he was greeted by thousands of Hawaiians who lined the shore and sailed up to him in canoes.
Young was left behind on the Big Island by Thomas Metcalf, captain of the ship Elenora, and became an advisor and friend to Kamehameha, who made Young a high chief.
Whaling, an industry that along with sandalwood carried the economy of Hawai'i from 1819 to the Civil War, began in the Pacific Ocean in 1789 with the arrival of the British whaler Emilia.
www.islander-magazine.com /british.html   (2766 words)

 The Whale Rescue Team-FAQ/Links
Founded in 1954, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) envisions a world in which people satisfy the physical and emotional needs of domestic animals; protect wild animals and their environments; and change their relationships with other animals, evolving from exploitation and harm to respect and compassion.
Kingdom Keepers celebrates the animals who survive the odds, and the people who help them along the way.
A land-based whale research station nestled against the evergreen forest of Hanson Island in the waters of the "Inside Passage" of Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
www.whalerescueteam.org /faq_links.html   (896 words)

 African Marine Mammals
Whaling for humpbacks occurred in this and the last century in various places, including South Africa, Madagascar, Congo, Gabon and the Cape Verdes.
There is thought to be a continuing aboriginal whaling operation for humpbacks off the remote island of Pagalu (equatorial West Africa), but it is unlikely that this has significant impact on the population concerned.
Clapham, P. The social and reproductive biology of humpback whales: an ecological perspective.
csiwhalesalive.org /csihumpback.html   (546 words)

 The United Kingdom from A-Z
Sark is the smallest of the Channel Islands, and it is ruled by a "Seigneur" or "Dame".
The GOVERNMENT of the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy.
English is the official LANGUAGE of the United Kingdom and the 2nd most used language in the world.
geocities.com /countriesatoz/UnitedKingdom.html   (10857 words)

 WWF - Sei whale
The sei whale became a major target for commercial whaling after the preferred stocks of blue and fin whales had been depleted.
Recently a number of South Pacific countries, including five island nations, have declared their EEZs (Exclusive Economic Zone) to be whale sanctuaries in which commercial whaling is prohibited and where additional research on large whales is encouraged.
Like other great whales, the sei whale prefers to spend the summer feeding in the cooler northern waters before migrating south to warmer waters to breed and calve.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/species/our_solutions/endangered_species/cetaceans/sei_whale/index.cfm   (459 words)

 Madeira Island - Museums of Madeira, Portugal
From the creative and venturesome wealthy and noble families that first settled on the islands from the North of Portugal, to the sporadic pockets of immigrants from all parts of Europe such as the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and even as far afield as Russia or Poland, all left their mark on Madeira.
The Whale Museum - The hunting and poaching of whales was a practice seen off the coastline of Madeira for many years.
In 1981 the hunting of whales was banned in Madeira and an important species, the sperm whale, was given another chance to recover from possible extinction.
www.madeira-island.com /museums/index.html   (1240 words)

 Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier (one document)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The William Waldorf Foundation states that its purpose is ‘Promotion of mutual understanding and the diffusion of knowledge and culture among the United States and the dominions, colonies, and countries of the British Commonwealth.’ This sounds very similar to the public statement of purpose that the secretive Pilgrim Soc.
Jefferson said that he “hoped for the establishment of an independent nation on the Pacific Coast, bound to the United States by ties of blood, language, and friendship.” The Northwest was to become a sovereign nation under Astor’s rule.
United States has been the most powerful nation overall on the earth, so without a doubt McGeorge has had both great public-known and great secret power.
www.whale.to /b/sp/blood.html   (15169 words)

 Whale Communications: News > Press Releases > Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Whale is the leading provider of business driven secure access products, including SSL VPN, application security and endpoint security offerings.
The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Israel and representation in France.
Whale Communications, e-Gap, Attachment Wiper, Whale and the Whale logo are trademarks of Whale Communications Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.
www.whalecommunications.com /site/Whale/Corporate/Whale.asp?pi=48&doc_id=2766   (466 words)

 Kayak Vancouver Island - Kayaking Inside Passage
One part of the trip is centered in the archipelago of small islands where the greatest variety of wildlife is found; the other is spent in an area with less diversity but with a much higher percentage of time where the great whales are found.
Our 25 years of experience mean that your chances of encountering whales are nearly 100%.
Each kayaking tour is specially designed to maximize the sightings of and encounters with orcas (killer whales), humpback and minke whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife.
www.seakayaking.com /inside-passage-kayak-vancouver-island.htm   (796 words)

 The Islands Of The BAHAMAS -- General Information
A nation of islands and cays blessed with sunny skies, powder-white and pink- sand beaches and incredibly clear aqua-blue waters.
These constitute The Islands of The Bahamas which lie scattered across 100,000 square miles of the southwest Atlantic Ocean, from the tip of Florida to the edge of the Caribbean near Haiti.
British Subjects from the United Kingdom and colonies and Canadian citizens may enter The Bahamas as vistors without passports or visas, for periods not exceeding three weeks.
www.whalecay.net /bahamas.htm   (2456 words)

 Elding Whale Watching, Reykjavík Iceland
Whale watching tours are scheduled from the old harbour in Reykjavik from beginning of April through October.
Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, and sometimes Orcas, Fin-, Sei- and Blue whales.
Yesterday we were out on our later tour when the captain suddenly calls the guide on the third viewing deck and tells her about a jumping minke whale that he was watching.
www.elding.is   (487 words)

 Overview of Laws Protecting Whales
In 1946, the International Whaling Convention (IWC) was established to oversee the management of the whaling industry worldwide.
It was established in response to the rapid decline in the population of whales from whaling.
Whale populations are dying as a result of PCB’s in the ocean and ozone depletion.
www.animallaw.info /articles/ovuswhalelaws.htm   (688 words)

 Special Operations.Com
On permanent readiness, Royal Marines operational units are self-contained to enable them to be deployed anywhere in the world, either in amphibious shipping or by air if necessary, to conduct a variety of military operations, ranging from peacekeeping to full-scale war.
Commanded by the Commandant General who is based at Whale Island in Portsmouth, the Command numbers approximately 7000 men and women from all three services.
Royal Marines Commando Units were among the first troops drafted into Northern Ireland in 1969, and have served in the Province almost every year since.
www.specialoperations.com /Foreign/United_Kingdom/Royal_Marines/Unit_Profile.htm   (1544 words)

 WhaleGuide.com - Stubbs Island
We were the first whale watching company in British Columbia founded in 1980.
From June to October we cruise the calm protected waters of Johnstone Strait on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.
The area is acknowledged as the most accessible and predictable location to see orcas (killer whales) in the world.
www.whaleguide.com /directory/stubbsislands.htm   (226 words)

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She began her career in the office of the Governor of Rhode Island in Intergovernmental Relations and later worked at the American Film Institute, first in Washington DC and then in Los Angeles, as a fundraiser for film preservation.
Whale Rider was written in New York and Cape Cod in the space of three weeks and was inspired by the arrival of a whale in New York which Ihimaera saw from his apartment overlooking the Hudson River.
From this came Whale Rider, a magical, mythical work about a young girl whose relationship with a whale ensures the salvation of her village.
www.whaleriderthemovie.co.nz /html/castcrew_crew.html   (2887 words)

Of the nine volcanic islands that compose the chain, the best whale-watching is to be had in the waters between Faial, Pico, and São Jorge, where plentiful fish supplies entice abundant water mammals from April to September, including the most frequently sighted sperm and short-finned pilot whales.
While whales tend to visit all of the islands, Maui is their number-one watering hole, with many species gathering, at some point, along the southern and western shores between Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, and Ka’anapoli.
For the chance to witness a sperm whale flap its tail at you, hop onboard a whale-watching tour boat, or, for a truly unique experience, opt for a 30-minute flight that will give you an airborne perspective, and a whale of a tale to tell.
www.shermanstravel.com /destinations/top_ten/Whale_Watching_Destinations   (803 words)

 What's New at the WCPA
The Forum continued to attach importance to the sustainable use of marine resources, noting that a greater level of protection for whales was appropriate, and also noting the internationally recognized need for sanctuaries, to assist with the long-term conservation of great whales.
In noting this report and with reference to the issue of a South Pacific Whale Sanctuary, the Forum noted the recommendation of the SPREP Ministerial meeting calling for full support for the South Pacific Whale Sanctuary proposal, which was to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in 2001.
The SPREP Ministers recognised that the proposal would not only protect the breeding grounds of the great whale species in the Southern Hemisphere but would also bring economic benefit to some members through the establishment of whale watching enterprises in their territorial waters through which the great whales passed in the course of their migrations.
www.iucn.org /themes/wcpa/newsbulletins/news/whaleattach.html   (1685 words)

 Events and lectures at Friday Harbor University of Washington Labs
Whale of a biology lesson at FH Labs fin whale necropsy
Locating this Center on San Juan Island will take advantage of the extraordinary biological diversity in the surrounding waters, and FHL's facilities for finding and culturing marine organisms and their embryos.
Embedding the Center in FHL's natural setting, away from distractions, is intended to focus and inspire its researchers on the difficult task they have undertaken to understand how mere molecules animate living cells.
www.sanjuanislander.com /groups/fh-uw_labs/lectures.shtml   (628 words)

 oil_spill2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
February 15 -- UNITED KINGDOM - The coast guard called a full environmental alert when the 147,000 deadweight ton Liberian-registered Sea Empress with a crew of 28 Russians hit rocks near the port of Milford Haven, Wales.
March 31 -- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - 15,900 tons of crude oil leaked into the Arabian Sea after the Panamanian-flagged supertanker Seki spilled the crude 10 miles (16 km) off the UAE port of Fujairah, just outside the Gulf, when it collided with the UAE tanker Baynunah, which was in ballast.
June 3 -- BELGIUM / UNITED KINGDOM - Seven crewmen from a British tanker, the British Trent, burned to death in a blazing sea of petrol about 15 miles (24km) off Ostend after a collision with a Panamanian bulk carrier in thick fog.
www.whales-online.org /troubled_waters/oil_spill2.html   (1750 words)

 Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island for Windows - MobyGames
This Nancy Drew adventure takes place on an island in the Pacific Northwest where she goes to do some whale-watching.
Evidently Katie has ruffled someone's feathers because her tour boat is vandalized and she received a threatening note to "stop meddling." Something sinister is certainly going on here, and Nancy begins to investigate.
You play Nancy Drew as she explores the island on foot, bicycle or in a kayak.
www.mobygames.com /game/windows/nancy-drew-danger-on-deception-island   (335 words)

 Untitled Document
Six huge whaling fleets ruthlessly plundered the world's whales for the sole purpose of raising funds to finance the conquest of China.
Tens of thousands of blue, fin, sei, humpback, and right whales were slaughtered by the Japanese fleets in Antarctic waters and the Pacific for their edible oil, which was sold in Europe (largely to Unilever, which had developed the process of creating margarine through hydrogenation of whale oil) for hard currency.
Taking advantage of an expired ban on hunting humpback whales, the Japanese Antarctic fleets in 1941 harpooned 2,394 of the endangered species-the same stock that Japan is now targeting in its proposed "research" whaling scheme.
www.earthisland.org /immp/eco2005issue3.html   (2035 words)

 CSI Whales Alive! Vol. IV No. 3 A Statement of Affirmation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Addressed to the Contracting Governments of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling attending the 47th Annual Meeting of the IWC
We believe that even if commercial whaling could be shown to be theoretically sustainable, it cannot now be justified.
We believe that the optimum utilization of cetacean resources under the ICRW must stem from non-lethal, non-consumptive research, recreational, and educational activities, such as those involved in benign whalewatching.
csiwhalesalive.org /csi95303.html   (165 words)

We support the aspirations of all of Iraq's people for a united, representative government that upholds human rights and the rule of law as cornerstones of democracy.
The United Nations has a vital role to play in the reconstruction of Iraq.
As we stated in the Azores, we plan to seek the adoption of new United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Iraq's territorial integrity, ensure rapid delivery of humanitarian relief, and endorse an appropriate post-conflict administration for Iraq.
www.havenworks.com /world/united-kingdom/archive   (7598 words)

 Peaks Island Vacation Rentals house - Whitegate Summers
Only a fifteen minute ferry ride from Portland brings you to this charming home on quaint Peaks Island.
With all its charm, this house was featured in the 1999 Holiday issue of 'Traditional Home Magazine'.
Enjoy bicycling the back shore -- the island is five miles around.
www.a1vacations.com /USA/Maine/Portland-and-Casco-Bay-Area/vacation-house-Peaks-Island/p215683.htm   (385 words)

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