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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
"
Vietnam
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Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia
Whales

 

Park Ranger Linda Rath standing next to dead, beached Humpback whale.

 

Park Ranger Linda Rath standing next to dead, beached Humpback whale.
Monterey Bay Whale Watch

see also:
fish
lobster

whale
NOUN:  

Inflected Form(s): plural whales
1 : cetacean; especially : one (as a sperm whale or killer whale) of larger size
2 : one that is impressive especially in size <a whale of a difference> <a whale of a good time>

INTRANSITIVE VERB:   Inflected Form(s): whaled; whal·ing
: to engage in whale fishing
TRANSITIVE VERB:   Inflected Form(s): whaled; whal·ing
1 : lash, thrash
2 : to strike or hit vigorously
3 : to defeat soundly
ETYMOLOGY:  
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwæl; akin to Old High German hwal whale and perhaps to Latin squalus sea fish
Date: before 12th century

"whale." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.
Merriam-Webster Online. 20 March 2010
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whale>

Wikipedia:

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Makah Whaling
Whaling in America
Anti-whaling
History of whaling
Category: Whaling
Category: Cetacea

Category: Whale products
Category: Whaling ships
Category: Whaling stations
Category: Whalers
Category: Whaling by country

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Killer Whale, Nasca Culture, pottery, Larco Museum. Lima, Perú.

Killer Whale, Nasca Culture, pottery, Larco Museum. Lima, Perú
Wikipedia

18th-century Nootka whaler hat

18th-century Nootka whaler hat
Wikipedia

NZ calls for whaling compromise
Allowing whaling nations to kill a limited number of the animals is the only way to control hunting, New Zealand says.

Japan's whaling policy and practices receive close scrutiny
-- Scout Report 19 March 2010

Japan's whaling policy and practices receive close scrutiny

Not whaling but drowning
http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15663372

The fight over whaling
http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2010/03/whales_their_intelligence_and_japans_treatment_them

Japanese media express frustration at NZ activist
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10632168

Abduction of Aboriginal Whaling Rights
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8545073.stm

International Whaling Commission [pdf]
http://www.iwcoffice.org/

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society: Species Guide
http://www2.wdcs.org/species/

For the most part, commercial whaling came to a halt in 1986 when the International Whaling Commission imposed a moratorium on this practice. Some nations, including Japan, have continued to conduct limited whale hunts for what they term "research" purposes, but this is a practice that is frowned on in some quarters. Whaling has received new attention in recent weeks as the American film "The Cove" won an Oscar for Best Documentary. The film deals with a related topic, namely the annual dolphin slaughter in the village of Taiji. Japan's practices would appear to have international political effects, as Australia's prime minister Kevin Rudd has mentioned that he would sue Japan in the International Court of Justice if it does not give up whaling in the near future. The situation became more hostile this past week when anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune was arrested in Tokyo. Back in February, Bethune had boarded the Japanese vessel Shonan Maru II with the intent of arresting the ship's captain. Bethune claims that the captain had attempted to murder his crew members as they were trying to halt whaling activities by disrupting ships by using lasers and various chemicals. [KMG]

The first link will take visitors to an opinion piece by The Economist's Banyan on the current state of whaling agreements. The second link leads to a follow-up piece by Banyan that includes responses to his first piece. Moving on, the third link will lead users to a news article from the March 15th New Zealand Herald which talks about the Japanese media's reaction to Peter Bethune's recent activities. The fourth link leads to a thoughtful piece by Chris Butler-Stroud, the chief executive of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation society, on how commercial and political interests have worked to abuse the historical whaling rights of indigenous people. The fifth link whisks users away to the homepage of the International Whaling Commission. Here visitors can learn about treaties governing commercial whaling and other related materials. Finally, the last link leads to a fun and informative guide to identifying whales and dolphins, courtesy of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. [KMG]

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Evolutionary family tree of sperm whales,
[†]
including simplified summary of extinct groups[†]
† -- see original Wikipedia article on Sperm Whale for reference
Source: Sperm whale
Wikipedia

Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus, where it is shown located to the north west of the Orkney Islands, with a "monster, seen in 1537", a whale ("balena"), and an orca nearby.

Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus,
where it is shown located to the north west of the Orkney Islands,
with a "monster, seen in 1537", a whale ("balena"), and an orca nearby.
Wikipedia

Whale-Fishing. Fac-simile of a Woodcut in the "Cosmographie Universelle" of Thevet, in folio: Paris, 1574. Project Gutenberg text 10940.

Whale-Fishing. Fac-simile of a Woodcut in the "Cosmographie Universelle" of Thevet,
in folio: Paris, 1574.
Project Gutenberg text 10940

Wikipedia

Inuit Muktuk or raw whale blubber, rich in Vitamin C.

Inuit Muktuk or raw whale blubber, rich in Vitamin C.
Wikipedia

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