Monthly Archives: February 2012

Northbound gray whale migration now through May

Here come the grays! Northbound gray whales, adults without calves, are now starting to pass through our waters headed to the Bering Sea. In the lagoons calves are now starting to greet visitors too, but travel to Mexico is still … Continue reading

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Swimming with whales?

Swimming with whales? PBS ran a Nature program on whales this week, Ocean Giants, two hours long, with some interesting footage and stories. It had however, a very troubling base concept and some inexcusable behavior on the part of the … Continue reading

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Brown pelican- the original smart bomb

If you can remember back to the Gulf War, TV news showed us footage from nose cameras on the first generation smart bombs as they homed in and hit their targets. It is interesting to note we no longer are … Continue reading

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What is it with harbor seals and personal space?

My first experience with public transport in Taipei started with an uncomfortable feeling. It took me a while to figure out what it was, then it dawned on me- these people had no sense of personal space, standing or walking … Continue reading

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