There is a cod..
Bugger. How am I gonna get off this... HEY! MATE! OVER HERE!
That's it, shake it a bit more! Yaay!!!! I'm fre..
Boffins working with Alaskan fishermen have used CCTV to capture unique video of a sperm whale attempting to scoff cod off fishing gear. Such behaviour is referred to as "thieving" by the fishermen. Sperm whale caught on CCTV shaking cod off Alaskan longline Do you know this whale? The vid, which can be viewed by clicking …
No there is not. There is virtually no data at all on giant squids their loves, lives or battles with sperm whale in the depths. We have limited footage courtesy of some guy near japan that dropped a camera and lure over the side and some washed up on the beach specimens. Thats it, zip, nada beyond that.
We have the contents of sperm whale stomachs which show that squid (NOT giant squid) is a mainstay of their diet.
Unless you would like to show me up with some classic YouTube footage, the idea that pods of sperm whale roam the ocean ganging up on monstrous leviathans is fantasy.
A jolly good fantasy and I am not kocking the idea that sperm whales do operate collectively in groups. Just that there is no evidence of them doing so against giant squid.
For all we know they might pair off mano a mano for death matches and 20,000 feet.... yeah I like that one!
Yes, the video is a bit old.
On the other hand, you don't go publishing your evidence on the internet so that any old Tom, Dick or Ahab can come along and scoop your research paper - the reason that this has only just come to light is because the study (and video) has only just been published.
The good news is that as an old sea salt, Lewis is well aware that whales are mammals, and so we've been spared a 'Fish fingered' joke in the headline.
"It's time the real story behind these freeloading gangs of blubber and oil was told."
Did someone say they have oil?
In that case these weapons of mass fish destruction are global terrorists...hiding out there somewhere.....somewhere where our children swim innocently, somewhere where our people have always worked hard to earn an honest crust, just as our forefathers have done for generations.
Some say they operate in secretive "cells" where they gather to mock our modern ways of fishing with lines and nets, spreading their evil fundamentalist doctrine of catching fish with their mouths.
Sadly we know almost nothing about their evil mysterious schemes........but as is ably demonstrated here by General Powell with the use of hand puppets.......we can clearly see they now threaten our very way of life.
Are we just to stand by as they grow in number? Threatening our freedoms? Creating global warming? Destroying our economies?
FOR GODS SAKES!!....they don't even speak English.
To one extent or other, fishermen tend to regard all top predators in this light: taking the fish that are rightfully theirs. For instance, the Canadian seal cull is intended to reduce the number of hungry mouths competing with the fishing industry - the profits from the cull itself are tiny considering the amount of input required.
Overall, the fishing industry finds itself in something of a Prisoner's Dilemma. If they all worked to their full ability, they could fish the oceans empty in a very few years. Even if some crews could be relied on to fish responsibly, there would be plenty of others who wouldn't. This is why we need to find quotas that work, and enforce them.
I AGREE and areas where fishing is NOT allowed at all any boat found fishing is sunk no excuses for any skipper from what ever no matter what country they come from. If this was applied around the African coast a lot of boats would be on the bottom.
Well, CCTV is a good first step. But these whales are clearly terrorists, after all they are using weapons of mass destruction (=firecrackers). Time to bring on the RIPA and bust them all.
BTW, did the fishermen have a photography permit? No? Sir, I request that you delete these immages immediately...
No-one noticed that the Sperm Whale pics are upside down ?
Or ... do they really swim around upside down :o
That's far more interesting than a bunch of fishermen moaning about the size of their catch when they get it all for free anyway.
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