The deceased, presumably calf to the female bearing her, may have been dead for weeks, according to Capt. Dave Anderson, who noted that the calf’s flesh had begun to decay. Behind the dolphin and calf (not seen in the video clip) were many other dolphins following.
“In my nearly twenty years on the water whale watching”, said Capt. Anderson, “I have never seen this behavior. Nor have I ever seen anything quite as moving as this mother who refuses to let go of her poor calf.” My hat’s off to him for handling the news gently with his passengers.
*petethomasoutdoors via @aquaken*
U.S. scientists have announced the first-ever discovery of a two-headed bull shark, confirming it was a single shark with two heads, not conjoined twins.
Photographs and custom-made wooden frames by Cody Welsh, showing now through March 18, 2013 in Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Subglacial Lake Whillans, which has long been buried in ice, sits in one of the most remote areas of the continent. The WISSARD (Willans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) project designed a baseball bat-sized micro-submarine to be built, mostly by students of the Arizona State University, so that it could withstand depths of up to a kilometer.