Fossil find evokes Melville

Herman Melville dreamt up The Whale -- the ferocious creature who bit Captain Ahab's leg off in Melville's "Moby-Dick." Now scientists have discovered an ancient whale whose bite ripped huge chunks of flesh out of other whales about 12 million years ago. Full Story

Since: Aug 08


#1 Jul 1, 2010
This is truly fascinating. I read just recently about a megaladon fossil located in the warm waters off the Mexican coastline. Deep sea exploration has long been overlooked though it may offer keys to our past and ways to solve energy, medical and alternative fuel problems.

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#2 Jul 1, 2010
A wonderful article! thanks.

Springfield, MA

#3 Jul 1, 2010
I saw one on TV, Orca Winfey.

Redmond, WA

#4 Jul 1, 2010
Being born wit salt water in my veins, I so enjoy reading anything to do with the sea!! My growing up in New Bedford MA. and great-great granddaughter of Zachariah Hillman,, buider of Charles W. Morgan whaleship only adds to my love of it!!
Mrs Grundy

Ballston Spa, NY

#5 Jul 1, 2010
As an aside: Does anybody know when the Lanesborough police chief is expected to resign his post? It's time for a qualified cop to assume the position of police chief!

Factoring in the present state of fetid affairs with Lanesborough's town government (one select board memeber is facing Domestic Assault & Battery charges, the other owes the town in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars in back taxes and the other-well, it's not something you'd write home to mom about), I understand why the "World's Worst" remains the Lanesborough police chief.

Adopting MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's nightly "World's Worst" award to deserving recipients:

Frances Mark Bashara is "today's worse, worser and Worst persons in the [whole freaking] World!"
13th FLOOR

Albany, NY

#6 Jul 1, 2010
Hey Grundy...go peddle your gossip grinder somewhere else...this blog is for Whalers.

Lenox, MA

#7 Jul 1, 2010
Does anybody know when they are going to remove that stick from Grundy's butt.all she does is cmplain.

Lenox, MA

#8 Jul 1, 2010
Feel like chicken tonight

New Rochelle, NY

#9 Jul 1, 2010
howard fan?

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