Friday , 15 December 2017


The life and times of Paul the Octopus

In sport, major tournaments frequently create legends, turning figures who were previously unknowns into global heroes. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa proved no different, though the superstar in question was not in Spain’s victorious 23-man squad; in fact he didn’t even play on the hallowed turf of Soccer City. “Paul the Octopus”, from his home at the Oberhausen ... Read More »

Killer whale dies unexpectedly at SeaWorld Orlando

A 25-year-old killer whale unexpectedly died at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, the park said in a statement Tuesday. The whale, named Kalina, died Monday evening after a sudden illness, according to the statement. The cause of death will be determined by a necropsy, the park said, adding that the results could take up to six weeks. The park said Kalina ... Read More »

Blue Whale, Bean Hollow Beach, California

pzelz heard about an 80-foot Blue whale being beached at Bean Hollow Beach in northern California and went to go see it firsthand. ‘The sheer size of this thing was overwhelming. The opportunity to get that close to an animal that large was remarkable,’ he said. State park rangers and naturalists told him that the pregnant whale had likely been ... Read More »

One-Fifth Of Juvenile Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Killed by BP Oil Spill

Six months from the start of the BP oil spill and we now know the answer to the question of how badly the spill would hurt spawning bluefin tuna. New satellite data from the European Space Agency shows 20% of juvenile bluefin tuna killed by oil. Which is pretty significant since Atlantic bluefin have declined over 80% in the past ... Read More »

Animal populations surge in Ugandan national parks

The number of animals in Uganda’s national parks and game reserves has soared over the past decade, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) says. The latest figures show that the population of some species has doubled since 1999, spokeswoman Lillian Nsubuga said. Wildlife had benefited from improved monitoring and the expulsion of rebels from the country, she added. The animals on ... Read More »