SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
I'll do a 2nd one for today-
Just the common name this time. HAVE FUN!
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Hi Nyack, may I have and E, please?
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Hi Lynn and Nyack.
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D please Nyack.
No D Try Again!
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Someting is wrong here, I have been asking for a R and nothing happens! I will give it one last try then give up.
Hi Everyone and Good Morning Fell 4 times in past 3 weeks...went to Hospital Sunday (22) and came home yesterday (24) Nothing is broken ( Thank God) but I did fracture a disk in my lower back and have Sinusitis :-0 Have to wear a back brace till the fracture heals and follow up with the Neurologist about why I keep falling. Oh well like my dad use to say ( No use complaining )LOL Anyways just thought I would fill you in Got lots of work to do :-0 Now how about a B please Nyack
OMG, Barbara- I hope the Neurologist can find out whats going on. Im glad you got yourself to the hospital. Please keep us informed- but dont stress yourself out trying to get on the computer- rest is probably the best thing till you see the Dr.
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That's terrible news Barbara re you falling 4 times in the past 3 weeks. Falls are such a shock. Especially when you do something like fracture a disc. And it's not complaining - it's just letting us know so we can send some comfort, which I'm doing, sending comfort. Letters asked for in Hangman seem to be backing but I'll try my luck with latency, haha. Can't play beyond asking for 1 letter right now.
Nyack, how about an "A"?
Barb, I'm so sorry to hear about your fracture. I've fallen twice within a month but it's my balance that's out of whack. Please take care of yourself. I hope you heal quickly.
Myack, may I have an S, please?
Oops, of course I meant Nyack!
Hi Nyack I am feeling much better and I am taking it easy. Sitting by the computer actually relaxes me and keeps me calm LOL. How about A please
Thanx so much D
Well? The bright side is...at least you guys are in a position to sit down and relax and take it slow and easy while you recouperate. That's always a blessing.
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Thanx sooo much Nyack and Lynn How about H plrease
Nyack, may I have an O, please?
Northern Minke Whale
Too late to even guess a letter these days - becoming a habit. And it might get worse. Just heard my carer who's not really a carer - helps get the odd meal - is in hospital. He has the big C and is not long for this world. My GP wants me back in hospital too but I'm resisting. Been trying for some time to find a reliable carer but no joy as yet.
The hip op was not a great success and like Barbara I have a daily fall when it gives way. Then there's my shoulder which is totally shot and needs reconstruction plus a mysterious muscle wastage in my hands and arms.
So while in my best interests I should heed my GP, 4 months just spent in hospital was more than enough plus at home I have Fred. Nuff said.
Sorry to hear it, George...dont really know what to say, because Im not sure what I would do, either. Sounds like daily physical therapy wouldnt be a bad idea- probably I would see if I could get that somewhere before re-entering the hospital.
Cher - 6 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Common Minke Whale
The common minke whale was first identified by Lacepede in 1804. There are several forms of common minke whale, including Scammon's minke whale (B. a. scammoni) from the North Pacific and the dwarf minke whale, from the Southern Hemisphere.
Until recently, all minke whales were considered a single species. However, the common minke whale was recognized as a separate species from the Antarctic minke whale based on mitochondrial DNA testing. This testing also confirmed that the Antarctic minke whale is the closest relative of the common minke whale, thus confirming the validity of the minke whale clade.
The common minke whale is the smallest of the rorquals, and one of the smallest baleen whales (second smallest only to the Pygmy Right Whale). Except for the dwarf form, length ranges from 7 to 9.8 meters and weight ranges from 5 to 10 tons. On average, females are about 0.5 meters longer than males. Newborns range from 2.4 to 3.5 meters. The dwarf form has a smaller adult length of up to 7.8 meters.
The back is dark grey and the belly white. All forms have a pale chevron above the flippers or behind the head. All forms also have a white or light marking on each flipper. On the dwarf form the white marking covers most of the flipper. On the northern forms, there is a distinct white band running horizontally through the middle of each flipper. This band is more grey in the Scammon's minke whales.
The common minke whale differs from the Antarctic variety in several aspects. The common species is slightly smaller than the Antarctic, which has much less white marking on the flippers. There are also less distinctive differences in body coloration and shape.
Common minke whales have a disjointed distribution. The non-dwarf forms live in the north Atlantic and north Pacific Oceans. The Scammon form is also from the north Pacific. The dwarf form has a distribution completely separate from the other forms, living in southern oceans, and has a distribution generally north of the Antarctic species, although there is some overlap.
Common minke whales have a diverse diet, feeding on various species of fish and crustaceans. In the North Atlantic, they prey on sand lance, sand eel, salmon, capelin, mackerel, cod, whiting, sprat, wolffish, dogfish, pollack, haddock, herring, euphausiids, and copepods. In the North Pacific, they mainly eat euphausiids, Japanese anchovy, Pacific saury, and walleye pollack. In the Southern Ocean, dwarf minkes feed mainly on myctophid fishes.
By the end of the 1930s they were the target of coastal whaling from countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Greenland, Japan, Korea and Norway. Hunting continued apace until the general moratorium on whaling was introduced in 1986.
Following the moratorium, most hunting of common minke whales ceased. Japan and more recently Iceland (in August 2003) have continued hunting for minkes on scientific grounds, which have been criticised by many environmental organisations as being a cover for commercial whaling. Both countries have the long-term goal of resuming open commercial whaling. Although Norway initially followed the moratorium, they placed an objection to it with the IWC and resumed commercial hunting in 1993. Norwegian whalers caught 639 in 2005. The quota for 2006 was set at 1052 animals, from which a catch of 546 was taken.
Due to their relative abundance common minke whales are often the focus of whale-watching cruises setting sail from, for instance, the Isle of Mull in Scotland, County Cork in Ireland and Húsavík in Iceland. Common minke whales are frequently inquisitive and will indulge in "human-watching". In contrast to the spectacularly acrobatic humpback whale, minkes do not raise their fluke out of the water when diving and are less likely to breach. Minkes can stay submerged for as long as twenty minutes.
The common minke whale is considered "Least Concern" on the IUCN red list. In addition, the species is covered by the Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Cetaceans and Their Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region (Pacific Cetaceans MOU) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS)
Thanks Nyack, like the pictures.
Thanks Nyack. News already noted, and
International Whaling Commission (IWC)
Congratulations Betty Signed petition and noted all the information Nyack Thanx
I don't know what's happening with Care2 but the comment I posted yesterday congratulating Betty has flown off into la la land never to be seen at all. Anyway....
CONGRATULATIONS, BETTY! Nyack, I signed the petition and noted all the information about this magnificent animal. Thank you.
Congratulations Betty - and Barbara, I'll let you off this time for guessing an A after I already did - probably latency issues. Thanks for highlighting this anti-whaling petition, Nyack, you're a star Not many signatures on this petitition which needs many more I feel, surprise, surprise. I can't get to Cher's news article - link just went directly to the petition which I signed today.
George T - comfort sent to you too