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Whales Off Argentina Face Unlikely Enemy in Voracious Seagulls

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- 2141 days ago -
Whales have had to endure plenty over the years, from harpooning to ship strikes to pollution. But for southern right whales off Peninsula Valdes in Argentina, there's a new and increasingly serious threat: attacking seagulls, which are preying on the gar

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Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday July 13, 2012, 4:05 pm
Noted , thanks !

Dee C (229)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:31 pm
Wow..that is horrible..Scary that they can do that much damage..

Thanks Cal..

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:36 am

Erin R (181)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:14 pm
How sad! Thanks for the post.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 7:40 pm
shaking my head. poor whales have enough problems.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 11:38 pm
Now there's a thing that would never have crossed my mind.

Being attacked by seagulls. Who needs it, whatever our size?

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:42 am
this is very sad tragic!!!!! noted

Donna B (36)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:55 am
Oh this is so sad for these Gentle Giants. I would have never thought of this. And NO way to protect themselves, either.

Donna B (36)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:57 am
So sorry. Forgot to say thx Cal for bringing this article to us. I love whales!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:15 pm
:-( :-( :-( SAD!! Thank You, Cal.

Animalfriendly Thankyou (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:37 pm
S/N thank u for posting.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:12 pm
I wonder if the whales will hire the sharks to start attacking the gulls? That would be interesting, a gull tries to alight on a whale back and a dogfish shark leaps the whale's back for a free mouthful of bird!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:20 pm
Did anyone notice this? "The whales, which are not endangered, have learned how to reduce the frequency of attacks "by changing their resting posture at the surface, arching their backs to keep them underwater," Sironi's study reveals." The two species have it under control between themselves.

Christeen A (369)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:27 pm
This is terrible. What can be done to help?

michelle t (41)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:57 pm
Poor wahales.Something surely can be done

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 5:07 pm
Noted! Well I say these are the birds that need to be poisoned as any animal that attacks my whales is an enemy and needs to be eradicated!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 5:12 pm

janet f (29)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 5:39 pm
This is horrible. There should be a way to put birth control in the food that the gulls eat on land, thereby reducing their numbers. Those poor whales, I feel awful. These attacks could be deadly to a calf. Something must be done to stop this.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 8:07 pm
Poor whales. Not enough men, now the gulls.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:22 pm
Has this been going on for decades or is this something new? What is going on in this world?

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:10 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:45 am
Poor animals, they are going through enough and now this!

naomi c (55)
Monday October 1, 2012, 12:59 pm
signed. very sad. thank you.
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