The Chronicles of Amber
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dichotomized:

The Loneliest Whale in the World. In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem: She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She has never had one.

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Loneliest Whale Soon To Be Less Lonely

The New York Times article is here and provides this link to audio of the whale’s call.  Discovery News reports the U.S. Navy first became aware of 52 Hertz, as the whale has been dubbed, in the late 1980s.  The Navy recorded his song while listening for submarines through hydrophone arrays in the North Pacific.
According to whale researcher Bruce Mate, cited in the Discovery News article, there’s a fair chance 52 Hertz will be found in the company of fin whales at the conclusion of the documentary being made about the human response to his plight.  But, without actually going out and sighting this whale, there’s no way to be sure.  There are many possibilities.  52 Hertz may suffer from deafness, or represent the last of an unknown whale species, or be an unusual hybrid of blue and fin whales.
Joshua Zeman’s documentary — 52 (aka Finding 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale in the World) — is largely driven by the way the story has gripped the media and “inspired people around the world to compose songs, poems, and books about the friendless whale” (‘The World’s Loneliest Whale’ Finally Has an Entourage: Adrian Grenier to Produce New Doc).  The film is scheduled for release in 2015.  Whether this whale is alone or not, 52 Hertz should have some human company soon.

starless1:

dichotomized:

The Loneliest Whale in the World. In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem: She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She has never had one.

(via
TumbleOn
)

Loneliest Whale Soon To Be Less Lonely

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The New York Times article is here and provides this link to audio of the whale’s call.  Discovery News reports the U.S. Navy first became aware of 52 Hertz, as the whale has been dubbed, in the late 1980s.  The Navy recorded his song while listening for submarines through hydrophone arrays in the North Pacific.

According to whale researcher Bruce Mate, cited in the Discovery News article, there’s a fair chance 52 Hertz will be found in the company of fin whales at the conclusion of the documentary being made about the human response to his plight.  But, without actually going out and sighting this whale, there’s no way to be sure.  There are many possibilities.  52 Hertz may suffer from deafness, or represent the last of an unknown whale species, or be an unusual hybrid of blue and fin whales.

Joshua Zeman’s documentary — 52 (aka Finding 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale in the World) — is largely driven by the way the story has gripped the media and “inspired people around the world to compose songs, poems, and books about the friendless whale” (‘The World’s Loneliest Whale’ Finally Has an Entourage: Adrian Grenier to Produce New Doc).  The film is scheduled for release in 2015.  Whether this whale is alone or not, 52 Hertz should have some human company soon.

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hierarchical-aestheticism:

Vladyslav Erko

Tales of Childe Roland and Other Knights

katiecouric:

On Monday, NOAA released data that the global ocean temperature is the warmest it has been since instrument data began in 1880. (via Mashable)

breathecleanair:

Lovely.. Bamboo Forest - Japan.. :)

breathecleanair:

Lovely.. Bamboo Forest - Japan.. :)

horrornewsnetwork:

Twilight Zone: Lost Tales in October:
http://www.comicmonsters.com/item-8761-Twilight_Zone_Lost_Tales_in_October.html

“Three new tales of the strange and unsettling! A former terrorism detainee hunts down the ailing politician who authorized his torture - to deliver a very special gift. Tensions boil over on a space ship whose mission is to terraform a new planet, which happens to be occupied already. A tech mogul tries on his new smart-glasses prototype, and discovers an unexpected feature: he can see people’s souls. Written by Mark Rahner and art by Randy Valiente, Edu Manna and Rod Rodolfo with covers by Roberto Castro.”
— from Dynamite Entertainment

horrornewsnetwork:

Twilight Zone: Lost Tales in October:

http://www.comicmonsters.com/item-8761-Twilight_Zone_Lost_Tales_in_October.html

Three new tales of the strange and unsettling! A former terrorism detainee hunts down the ailing politician who authorized his torture - to deliver a very special gift. Tensions boil over on a space ship whose mission is to terraform a new planet, which happens to be occupied already. A tech mogul tries on his new smart-glasses prototype, and discovers an unexpected feature: he can see people’s souls. 

Written by Mark Rahner and art by Randy Valiente, Edu Manna and Rod Rodolfo with covers by Roberto Castro.

— from Dynamite Entertainment

wonderful-strange:

Frankenstein illustration, Bernie Wrightson. 1983.

wonderful-strange:

Frankenstein illustration, Bernie Wrightson. 1983.

breathecleanair:

Sad but true.. Any fans of Pogo out there? Here’s his famed saying on a 1970 Earth Day poster.

breathecleanair:

Sad but true.. Any fans of Pogo out there? Here’s his famed saying on a 1970 Earth Day poster.

themagicfarawayttree:

Studio de Colores. Ed Sandoval. Taos, New Mexico

themagicfarawayttree:

Studio de Colores. Ed Sandoval. Taos, New Mexico

cubebreaker:

This upside down house was part of a Russian exhibition which allowed its lucky visitors to experience a world where up is down and down is up.