October 26th, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
In a recent blog of mine, I alerted you all to a recent change of possible events with a Humpback Whale being spotted in Madasgascar.
One of my readers asked, “is this dangerous?”
Interesting point. It is of no danger to the whale, in one sense. But my experience with some scientists and researchers is that they are very “set” in how they view things. When an unusual event occurs they immediately hypothesize, opinionate, etc., as to what could possibly be “wrong” with a whale being spotted in Madagascar.
Scientists, researchers and man know what is wrong with whales and dolphins. They have been monitoring whale migrations for years. They also have been tracking the numbers of whales each year and know that the whale population is decreasing, due to man. That is the danger. That is why all whales are endangered. Read the rest of this entry »
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September 14th, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
Most creatures are hunted for their food value to our own survival.
Yet researchers, more and more, realize that whales are social animals. Whales have a social structure, they care for their young and train them in many ways similar to our own. Whales also communicate and are able to traverse long distances without losing their way.
One could say salmon do this as well. But salmon are not mammals, nor do they exhibit any of the above. The only other animals that exhibit this are dolphins, and they are hunted too!
At some point in time, scientifically, man will have the breakthrough of learning and understanding the whale song and dolphin language. We know it exists and it is documented. I have had the gift of hearing them. Why? I don’t know, but I do hear them.
What do we do when we actually can communicate with them?
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September 1st, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
It’s one thing for me to blog about my personal stories about interspecies communication such as whale communication and dolphin communication.
Or whales talking.
It’s another to hear it from a completely different part of the world.
Recently in New Zealand, rescuers were attempting to save a whale and it’s calf from being stranded on the shoreline, but without success.
As it turns out the whales were sending out distress signals, which was picked up by a nearby dolphin. The dolphin came quite close to the rescuers and the whales and was able to calm the two whales down.
The dolphin had to recognize that the two whales were endangered. Why? Well, once the whales calmed down, the dolphin then guided the whales out of the small lagoon to safety and freedom.
You can see it here on: Read the rest of this entry »
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August 26th, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
Head of a Humpback Whale
Scientists say that they haven’t really cracked what whales are saying. But they have no doubts that whales are communicating ‘something’.
The truth is, the biggest problem we as humans face today has always been language.
Even in the human species, we still have problems understanding each other. Take the example of the Japanese language. The original language, Kanji, was created in a stylized image/character having many meanings. And depending from the province one came, different characters could mean the same thing or have different concepts entirely. It is still not uncommon to still see two Japanese, or Chinese for that matter, pull out a dictionary of words and point to the definition to clarify or make a point. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 18th, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
Have you ever ‘talked’ to a whale?
Most of you haven’t, I am afraid to say. Some of you probably haven’t ever thought about it or actually ever needed to.
Why do I ask this question? Well, for one, it puts an idea forward to you that a whale could possibly talk. Just an idea, mind you, but an idea with a possibility.
But what if you could talk to a whale? What if in a brief moment of time, you became acutely aware of an intelligence – an intelligence that is ‘self-aware’ and one that has its own purpose for living?
Tom White is a professor of ethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a long-time advocate for whale and dolphin preservation:
” When humans consider whales and dolphins, he says, they must realize that “there is a who there, not a what. This isn’t an object, this is a being; this is a person, not property”. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 10th, 2010 by J.H. Soeder
It’s been known for many years that researchers and scientists have heard whales talking. Or at least scientists and researchers think whales might be talking.
The problem is that they haven’t figured out what exactly whales say.
But I would like to ask you a question.
Most of you have pets. Do you talk to them? Do you instinctively know what they have to say or feel? Now, mind you, it might not be a full language (such as a dissertation on why they prefer one brand of dog food over the other), but do you actually communicate with your pets?
Having said that, probably 95% of you out there are avid pet lovers. You would never think of starving your close friends, your companions. But living with them on a day-to-day basis, you have reality of their daily lives. Sometimes they even feel human in their response to you. Read the rest of this entry »
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