Tag Archives: penguins

I Hate To Keep Bringing This Shit Up


Whale Shit

Whale Shit

Turns out the expression “lower than whale shit” is totally inaccurate.  Who knew?

There’s no getting the iron to the top unless a whale dives way down and gets it…by eating something iron-rich like squid. There’s too much pressure at the bottom of the ocean to allow whales to poop, so they have to hold it until they come up for air, and then they let fly, and do so abundantly. Now there’s a crapload of iron at the surface.  Read, learn, be amused all to hell…

South Atlantic Penguins Starving To Death


Hundreds of dead penguins dot Brazil’s beaches – Yahoo! News

SAO PAULO – Hundreds of penguins that apparently starved to death are washing up on the beaches of Brazil, worrying scientists who are still investigating what’s causing them to die.

About 500 of the black-and-white birds have been found just in the last 10 days on Peruibe, Praia Grande and Itanhaem beaches in Sao Paulo state, said Thiago do Nascimento, a biologist at the Peruibe Aquarium.

Most were Magellan penguins migrating north from Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands in search of food in warmer waters.

Many are not finding it: Autopsies done on several birds revealed their stomachs were entirely empty — indicating they likely starved to death, Nascimento said.

What over-fishing? What climate change? Heads back in the sand, now.