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Re: Sea World gives up its killer whale shows

DrFumblefinger ·
I grow weary of political correctness. Orcas are highly intelligent animals, no doubt -- and have the "cruelty" we expect of intelligent animals (anyone who's seen them hunt a baby gray whale for hours, only to kill it, eat its tongue and let the rest go to waste knows what I mean). I never saw Blackfish, but I do recall at the old Marineland park in Southern California. The park was closed for a number of months, and the orcas got depressed. Listless, didn't eat, didn't look good. Someone...
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Re: Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a lot of whales! Iceland also has a brilliant whale museum to the north, the small costal town of Husavik. An great place to spend a half day. Husavik also is home to the phallus museum (you read that correctly).
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Re: Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

PHeymont ·
Actually, the phallus museum, looking to expand and reach a wider audience, relocated to Reykjavik two years ago...
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Re: Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Actually, the phallus museum, looking to expand and reach a wider audience, relocated to Reykjavik two years ago... What!?! They've relocated the phalluses???
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Re: Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

PHeymont ·
Yes, and perhaps we’d better leave the double entendres at this point… But yes, in 2012, the collection was moved to Laugavegur 116, just near the Hlemmur bus station.
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Iceland's newest museum: 23 full-size whales!

PHeymont ·
Iceland has another new attraction—Whales of Iceland, a permanent exhibit of 23 full-size whale models near Reykjavik's harbor. It's the world's largest whale exhibit.   Photo: Whales of Iceland Whales are popular everywhere these days, and...
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Sea World gives up its killer whale shows

PHeymont ·
  Sea World, which has been under attack for its treatment of animals, and especially of killer whales, or orcas, has announced it will end its killer whale shows by next year, starting with its San Diego park.    The company said it...
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Baja California: The Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Gray whale, Magdalena Bay, Mexico) The journey there….. After wrapping up a relaxing and fun-filled stay on Isla Espiritu Santo, we drive from La Paz north and west up the Baja peninsula towards the Pacific...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 3). Kona & South Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
 This blog is being published on the same day PHeymont posted some great pics of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, or Place of Refuge, which you can see here.  Along with the Place of Refuge, I'm discussing...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2013: Gray Whales, Magdalena Bay, Baja, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
 Whales are truly magnificent and fascinating creatures.  The largest living animals on the planet, yet very gentle.  It's always a thrill for me to see them on my travels. Gray whales live a migratory life wintering in the warm...
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Jan 25, 2017: Transportation Around Waikiki

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband explore the colorful transportation choices at Hawaii's favorite beach area.
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Sept. 30, 2019: Clarence Drive, Western Cape, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a beautiful drive in South Africa, famous for whale sightings during the winter months.
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Dec. 27, 2015: Whale Watching in Peninsula Valdes

Grand Escapades ·
A close look at whales in a remote location in Argentina
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