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"Residents of Tainan learned a lesson in whale biology after the decomposing remains of a 60-ton sperm whale exploded on a busy street, showering nearby cars and shops with blood and organs and stopping traffic for hours."Source : MSNBC[attachment=3410]Links : Naked Scientists Radio Show coverage of this story 1st February 2004 http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/2004.02.01.htm
This is not the only exploding whale in history. It happened in 1970 on a beach in Oregon.
<font size="4">Ultraviolet pictures hint at origin of Saturn's rings</font id="size4">The best view ever of Saturn's rings in the ultraviolet indicates there is more ice toward the outer part of the rings, hinting at ring origin and evolution, say two University of Colorado at Boulder researchers involved in the Cassini mission.<font size="1">From the inside out, the "Cassini division" in faint red at left is followed by the A ring in its entirety. The A ring begins with a "dirty" interior of red followed by a general pattern of more turquoise as it spreads away from the planet, which indicates denser material made up of ice. The red band roughly three-fourths of the way outward in the A ring is known as the Encke gap.</font id="size1"><font size="1">This image shows the outer C and inner B rings respectively from left to right, with the inner B ring beginning a little more than halfway across the image. The general pattern is from "dirty" red particles to the denser ice shown in turquoise as the ringlets spread outward.</font id="size1">The ring system begins from the inside out with the D, C, B and A rings followed by the F, G and E rings. The red in both images indicates sparser ringlets likely made of "dirty," and possibly smaller, particles than in the denser, icier turquoise ringlets. <u>SOURCE: SPACEFLIGHTNOW.COM</u><font color="blue">'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'</font id="blue">
Nice pic - I've never actually seen a sundog and that's quite a good one. You can just make out the red fringe on the sundog, giving it away and showing how it's related to rainbows.
Any explanation of where the tannin is coming from? Although I doubt it does any harm I would have thought that it would be regarded as pollution (and if tannin is getting into the creek system then it's possible that more harmful substances could too).
Quote from: LeeE on 03/09/2010 17:24:00Any explanation of where the tannin is coming from? Although I doubt it does any harm I would have thought that it would be regarded as pollution (and if tannin is getting into the creek system then it's possible that more harmful substances could too).Thanks LeeE...sorry for the delayed reply. Unfortunately no source for the tannin is indicated !..sorry.