Mike Mongo reveals the worlds of marine, shoreline, and in-land eco-biology
Monday, October 23, 2006
This story is all over the news. Iceland has resumed murdering whales, calling the atrocity "whaling," as if historical murdering of whales qualifies the behavior as other than criminal.
The whale that was killed this weekend, aside from being a 'red list' endangered Fin Whale, according to reports, suffered horribly.
Besides the fact the Fin whale is being carefully monitored for being near to eradicated, this whale has a brain that weighs in at 15 lbs, a frontal lobe at least as developed as homo spapiens, a six-phase neocortex (same as homo sapiens), and twice the number of brain folds as us. All of these are indicators of potential intelligence and capacity.
There is every indication that the fin whale is at least as intelligent as any land-based human, yet one was murdered this weekend to sell and eat.
How there is any doubt that two separate species of homo sapiens now occupy the planet earth - one remarkably more similar to our simian ancestors - is beyond me.
Posted by Mike Mongo at 6:41 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
You have to see it, not only to believe it, but to make sense of it.
In a nutshell, Cousteau is a trained professional in his element and "in the zone." He hitched on what I would describe as a "zen-state," and then commented on the worthiness of the Great White, and on the shark's importance to the general environment (as a cleaner) and of being as non-judgmental as possible with regards to this majestic and powerful species.
Posted by Mike Mongo at 8:36 AM
Monday, October 16, 2006
This is one of the most exhilarating uses of internet technology yet.
It's a live web-cam, with no delay in streaming, of a captive Great White Shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the second time ever one has been key in captivity
Here's the link.
Posted by Mike Mongo at 3:19 PM