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Old 05-26-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Years ago when I was a student working at the Louisville Science Center I had the privilege of working on the Humpback whale skeleton (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Musem's possession. At that time I did a video set to the CSN song "Wind On The Water/To The Last Whale". It was done on VHS and was about as grim as a video can be. But I always wanted to make a video set to that music that let the whales literally speak for themselves in their natural environment. I found a video of humpback whales (my favorites, obviously) last night that was what I've been looking for, and set it to the song. Here it is for your enjoyment:

Note: I make no claim to the copyrights to either the song or the video.


Humpbacks-To The Last Whale-CSN - YouTube
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Thanks, Coach.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:34 AM
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It would be awesome to be the camera man in a sea of (gentle ) whales.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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It would be awesome to be the camera man in a sea of (gentle ) whales.
I don't know if I would have the guts to get so close to 50 tons thrashing around in the water, no matter how gentle the animal tends to be. One tiny accidental flick of that massive pectoral fin and it is sayonara. I think it takes a special kind of person to do that. But that's just me. Humpback whales, by the way, not only have the largest pectoral fins of any animal on the planet, they have the largest fins per body size of any animal. Hence the scientific name for the genus - Megaptera, which means big wing. The species name, novaeangliae, means "New Englander". So the scientific name means big-winged New Englander
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Very nice, orogenicman.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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A juvenile humpback swam into Boston Harbor today!

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/2...boston-harbor/

Glad it found it's way out.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Very nice, orogenicman.
Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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That's sad. I hope it heals up okay.
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