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Gray Whale, Southern-Hemisphere Algae Seen In N. Atlantic 257

Posted by timothy
from the maybe-it-was-just-on-holiday dept.
oxide7 writes "The gray whale hasn't strayed to the Northern Atlantic since the 18th century. The Neodenticula seminae, a species of algae, hasn't been there in 800,000 years. Now, members of both species have been spotted in the Northern Atlantic."
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Gray Whale, Southern-Hemisphere Algae Seen In N. Atlantic

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  • by caitsith01 (606117) on Monday June 27, 2011 @01:56AM (#36581172) Journal

    Al Gore predicted all of this in An Inconvenient Truth:

    As the planet warms, the ancient machines of the gray whalean master race will begin to stir. Their instruments of death powered by minute rises in sea temperature, they will begin to send their agents of terror out on increasingly bold missions of destruction. At first the human population will be oblivious. The occasional ship sinking or swimmer mauled with characteristic baleen bite marks will be reported locally, but the dots of this sinister global movement will not be connected until it's far too late. Their algal slime will gradually colonise the land, allowing them to slither across huge distances by night. By the time the 2012 Republican presidential candidate is revealed to be a pygmy sperm whale wearing a top hat and monocle, the gray whales will have assumed total dominion over the affairs of humans, or "mega-plankton" as we are known to the grays.

    In 1995 I proposed a bill to impose a 0.2% of surcharge on the use of high fructose corn syrup in candy. The money raised was to be appropriated to fund a crack team of scuba specialists to wage humanity's covert war against whalean infiltrators. The bill was defeated. Now, alas, it may be too late.

    Why won't people listen to this guy? It's like everyone fell asleep or left after the first half of the movie or something.

  • by cbytes (1736804) on Monday June 27, 2011 @01:59AM (#36581182)
    When I get lost, I only have to answer to my wife...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 27, 2011 @02:20AM (#36581272)

    I suggest that there was in fact no gray whale. I am no marine biologist, nor have I ever studied marine biology, however I have read a newspaper article on these things and I suggest that whoever claims they saw the gray whale is only doing so that they can receive more government grants. Seriously, these "experts" - if I can use that term - can't get their facts straight. One moment it's a gray whale, the next it's algae. You don't have to be an expert to tell that these things are totally different and the "experts" are obviously confused. I am waiting for Lord Monckton's explanation - now there is true expert on this.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 27, 2011 @02:32AM (#36581314)

    Is the North Atlantic supposed to get half a whale before it gets a full one?

  • by X.25 (255792) on Monday June 27, 2011 @02:38AM (#36581324)

    The gray whale hasn't strayed to the Northern Atlantic since the 18th century.

    So, what happened in 18th century that made gray whale stray to the Northern Atlantic?

  • by GrumblyStuff (870046) on Monday June 27, 2011 @04:41AM (#36581670)

    If it's "Informative", it's because someone has a sense of humor. If it's "Funny", it's 'cause someone takes pity on people like you and decided to make it obvious. If I get modded down and you up, it's because I failed to see the meta-joke even though I mentioned it in this sentence.

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