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Dolphin and Whale Sleep

Are dolphins and whales considered cathemeral? [as opposed to diurnal, nocturnal or crepuscular]. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Jul 31, 2011 - 1 answer

"Fish I like" -- where does this come from?

"Fish I like: Cod, Salmon, Whales". Can anyone identify this comic monologue about fish for me? Probably from 1980s England. Much longer excerpt inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Can whales get rabies?

Can whales get rabies? Are there any documented cases of whales catching rabies? This seems like a good premise for a bad horror movie.
posted by respond on Mar 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Call Me Ishmael

Questions about whale watching near San Francisco...... [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Feb 1, 2008 - 11 answers

trying to find THE most brutal whale picture

I've been trying to find a really brutal picture/print/woodcutting of an old-school whale/sea monster for awhile, as a potential tattoo. You know the kind, double blowholes that look more like horns, fangs, the kinds you see in the corners of old maps. Bibliodyssey has some ok ones, but I'm looking for the perfect one, because I know if I settle for another, I'll just find the perfect one the second I've permanently inked myself with a mediocre monster. Any ideas of where I could look?
posted by domakesaypat on Jan 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Has anyone ever served a jail sentence for harassing a whale?

Has anyone ever done time in prison for harassing a whale? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 10, 2007 - 10 answers

What's that article about common "one in a million" events?

Looking for an article that was published in the last three years that described how common certain "one in a million" events actually are. Prominent coincidences discussed in the article were whales jumping onto the decks of ships and people finding long lost wedding rings. I believe it may have been in the Guardian or another UK paper's website. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by ontic on Nov 28, 2004 - 6 answers

Why are elephant and whale brains so large?

Why are elephant and whale brains so large (much bigger than yours)? Their twice as big brains don't seem twice as smart as horses or dolphins, let alone humans. What is that extra gray matter doing? Pointers to scientific papers or experts appreciated.
posted by kk on Nov 10, 2004 - 12 answers

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