Beluga whale placed on endangered list

Full story: Daily Breeze 8
The federal government has declared that the beluga whale in Alaska's Cook Inlet is endangered and will require additional protection to survive. Full Story

“Ignorance is NOT bliss”

Since: Mar 08

South Bay, CA

#1 Oct 17, 2008
"The findings by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conflict with claims by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has questioned scientific evidence that the beluga whale population in the waters near Anchorage is still declining, despite a decade-long recovery effort."

First polar bears and now Beluga...Palin probably never thought the American Bald Eagle should have been on the list either. She's not going to go down in history as the world's greatest conservationist.
Pathetic

San Diego, CA

#3 Oct 17, 2008
Dubya cleans up Sarah's mistakes.....wow....
what goes up

Venice, CA

#4 Oct 18, 2008
Palin is a monster.
what goes up

Venice, CA

#5 Oct 18, 2008
Whales Weep Not!
by D. H. Lawrence

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains
the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent.

All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge
on and on, and dive beneath the icebergs.
The right whales, the sperm-whales, the hammer-heads, the killers
there they blow, there they blow, hot wild white breath out of
the sea!

And they rock, and they rock, through the sensual ageless ages
on the depths of the seven seas,
and through the salt they reel with drunk delight
and in the tropics tremble they with love
and roll with massive, strong desire, like gods.
Then the great bull lies up against his bride
in the blue deep bed of the sea,
as mountain pressing on mountain, in the zest of life:
and out of the inward roaring of the inner red ocean of whale-blood
the long tip reaches strong, intense, like the maelstrom-tip, and
comes to rest
in the clasp and the soft, wild clutch of a she-whale's
fathomless body.

And over the bridge of the whale's strong phallus, linking the
wonder of whales
the burning archangels under the sea keep passing, back and
forth,
keep passing, archangels of bliss
from him to her, from her to him, great Cherubim
that wait on whales in mid-ocean, suspended in the waves of the
sea
great heaven of whales in the waters, old hierarchies.

And enormous mother whales lie dreaming suckling their whale-
tender young
and dreaming with strange whale eyes wide open in the waters of
the beginning and the end.

And bull-whales gather their women and whale-calves in a ring
when danger threatens, on the surface of the ceaseless flood
and range themselves like great fierce Seraphim facing the threat
encircling their huddled monsters of love.
And all this happens in the sea, in the salt
where God is also love, but without words:
and Aphrodite is the wife of whales
most happy, happy she!

and Venus among the fishes skips and is a she-dolphin
she is the gay, delighted porpoise sporting with love and the sea
she is the female tunny-fish, round and happy among the males
and dense with happy blood, dark rainbow bliss in the sea.
vanessa

United States

#6 Oct 22, 2008
i dont think that that cute harmless lil thing could be endangerd do u????? who ever thinks so is sooooooo mean!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 08

Paris, TX

#7 Oct 26, 2008
as well they should be!
S Palin

Altadena, CA

#8 Oct 26, 2008
Does this mean Todd and I can't shoot them from the air?

Booooo!
Tasty

Santa Monica, CA

#9 Oct 26, 2008
Damn, I love to eat them. Blow hole first!

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