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February 26, 2019


Dead humpback whale discovered in Brazil’s Amazon jungle puzzles researchers

(Thanks to Dave Roe, who says “The Oregon DOT's fingerprints are all over this.”)


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Key quote: “Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence," Emin continued, noting that it's also an odd time of year for humpback whale sightings.

I'm pretty sure the humpback whale is baffled by the situation, too.


"Oh no, not again."

Calling Oregon...

That had to be one big-ass osprey.

I was wondering where it went to.

@Slim - I think that was the petunia. But good reference.

Oregon Highway Department Chief-

"Great job this time men. You used enough dynamite to blow that whale to where it's somebody else's problem."

Later headline in Brazil-

"People aboard a passenger jet are being treated for shock after the pilot claims he had to dive to avoid a flying whale. The incident is being investigated."

We can't call this a fish story can we ?

Obviously a tragic sky diving accident.

For Slim and markhh: the scene. Thanks to both of you.

thanks for the laugh Rudolph.

Biologists were baffled to discover the body of a humpback whale being picked by vultures in the midst of trees and shrubbery in Brazil's Amazon jungle in late February.

I somehow misread this as "being picked up by vultures".
Need new reading glasses.

"What's a nice whale like you doing in a jungle like this?"

@MOTW--Thanks for the Douglas Adams link. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was hugely popular when I was in college. I now remember a joke we wore out back then.

When a humpback whale comes screaming out of the sky and takes a header on the ground, what is the last thing to go through that whales mind?
It's tail.

Perhaps it was carried by swallows, using a string.

@ Stixnstonz--Are you referring to an African or European humpback whale?

Obviously, it was migrating for the winter.

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