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(My Fox DC)   Best video of a Beluga whale blowing bubble rings you'll see all day   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 56
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2009-10-12 02:48:50 PM  
That's fun and pretty cool.

Oh, but that didn't look like any aquarium I've been to. Where were the people with their faces up on the glass? What about the kids banging and running around shrieking?
 
2009-10-12 02:55:46 PM  
Who's "Bubble Rings"?
 
2009-10-12 02:55:51 PM  
isn't this a repeat?
 
2009-10-12 02:56:00 PM  
Makes me miss being out on my old whaling ship. Such beautiful creatures. Incredibly intelligent and possess a lot of heart. It always felt like a miracle when we'd finally harpoon one. Hell of a fight. Nothing like it in the world.
 
2009-10-12 02:57:01 PM  
isn't there a video of a huge whale fart in the ocean? someone should post that proof of whales blowing bubbles.
 
2009-10-12 03:00:59 PM  
Do they wear muckluks?
 
2009-10-12 03:01:35 PM  
***BREAKING NEWS*** A few years ago, whales did a trick that was posted on youtube.
 
2009-10-12 03:02:37 PM  
Nice!

I have a sudden craving for caviar

ah-ooooo-ga
 
2009-10-12 03:03:02 PM  
Gig103:
Oh, but that didn't look like any aquarium I've been to. Where were the people with their faces up on the glass? What about the kids banging and running around shrieking?


Doesn't happen (as much) in Japan.
 
2009-10-12 03:03:11 PM  
LOLWUT?
 
2009-10-12 03:03:15 PM  
BTing: ***BREAKING NEWS*** A few years ago, whales did a trick that was posted on youtube.

It's not news, it's . . .

/awfuggeddit
 
2009-10-12 03:03:20 PM  
Gig103: That's fun and pretty cool.

Oh, but that didn't look like any aquarium I've been to. Where were the people with their faces up on the glass? What about the kids banging and running around shrieking?


They're Japanese. They're all about public decorum. At least, when there's no sex or alcohol involved, they are.
 
2009-10-12 03:04:33 PM  
World's ugliest aircraft.

www.newscientist.com

I wonder how much beluga caviar it would hold. I wonder if that would be ironic.
 
2009-10-12 03:04:36 PM  
Third In Line: Nice!

I have a sudden craving for caviar

ah-ooooo-ga


I always wondered where they get caviar. Now I know !
 
2009-10-12 03:06:13 PM  
Nick Nostril: Third In Line: Nice!

I have a sudden craving for caviar

ah-ooooo-ga

I always wondered where they get caviar. Now I know !




Oh YURGLE, dude
 
2009-10-12 03:09:15 PM  
Wow.
That whale looks delicious!
 
2009-10-12 03:09:33 PM  
Having seen beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium, I can verify that they are neither fish nor aquatic mammal, but are clearly members of the ham family. They LOVE an audience.
 
2009-10-12 03:11:25 PM  
Third In Line: Nice!

I have a sudden craving for caviar

ah-ooooo-ga


EVERYONE loves beluga caviar!

webpages.charter.net

Everyone. nom nom nom
 
2009-10-12 03:13:19 PM  
Does not approve.
www.welt.de
/endangered is code for delicious
 
2009-10-12 03:14:46 PM  
A few months back, the family and I visited the Vancouver Aquarium where they have a baby beluga whale. The aquarium is pretty good about making sure that the people are quiet and well-behaved so as not to disturb the mother and child. I enjoyed it.
 
2009-10-12 03:16:10 PM  
Then those crazy asians cut the fockers up and ate 'em...
 
2009-10-12 03:19:56 PM  
The real trick would be if the whale could blow an air ring without the diver.

/pooper of parties
 
2009-10-12 03:21:06 PM  
You had me at "video of Beluga whale blowing"

/Then you lost me
 
2009-10-12 03:21:50 PM  
My name is Rings.

Bubble Rings.



/ going to try this in the bar later
// sure it will work
 
2009-10-12 03:25:27 PM  
Did someone say Allya? (new window)

/Yes, I know it's spelled differently....
 
2009-10-12 03:30:24 PM  
Belugas... they're like the "retards of the sea"
 
2009-10-12 03:38:27 PM  
Old news is Old
 
2009-10-12 03:43:30 PM  
Where's the Raffi music?
 
2009-10-12 03:52:15 PM  
the really cool thing is that they teach each other to do this too. The rings are probably just to stun fish, teaching it to others is the real accomplishment.
 
2009-10-12 03:53:20 PM  
Hmmm, why did the rings appear to travel horizontally and not rise very much, or at all?
 
Ral
2009-10-12 04:05:37 PM  
Angry Inch: Hmmm, why did the rings appear to travel horizontally and not rise very much, or at all?

Huge amount of initial velocity. Watch how the whale's head contracts when he spits it out.
 
2009-10-12 04:07:01 PM  
Here's a pic from another source:

i93.photobucket.com

/self-deprecating KK is self-deprecating.
 
2009-10-12 04:07:54 PM  
Reminds me of my ex.
 
2009-10-12 04:13:09 PM  
...the es-kee-moes will eat the fat from the whale. Do you know what that's called? Bl-UBB-ur. Bl-UBB-ur. That's what it's called. Bl-UBB-ur. The es-kee-moes eat the bl-ubb-ur. And the bl-ubb-ur will come from different kinds of whales, you know? Sometimes it will come from...

A BAH-LOOO-GAH WHALE!!!
 
2009-10-12 04:13:15 PM  
I'm skeptical Ral. Look at the ring around 1:10. It doesn't look like it is traveling very fast just before it hits the glass but is still moving near horizontal.
 
2009-10-12 04:23:12 PM  
Ral: Angry Inch: Hmmm, why did the rings appear to travel horizontally and not rise very much, or at all?

Huge amount of initial velocity. Watch how the whale's head contracts when he spits it out.


Aren't these rings composed of water? In other words, they are water vortex rings (same as how vortex rings in air are composed of air)...? The only reason we can see them easily (vs air vortex rings which require an opaque substance like smoke or fog to see) is that the refraction index of the ring is higher than the surrounding water...

Part of me is wondering if such a ring, generated artificially in water (or other viscous liquid), could be used (in some manner) for power generation, or maybe as an underwater "weapon"...? Something interesting to think about...

What I am really wondering about though is the fact that I haven't ever heard about this before recent events (specifically the dolphin rings mentioned in an earlier thread); has this been something observed in nature or captivity long before (in other words, humans have been working with dolphins and whales for a long time; 50+ years - has this kind of thing been reported before - did the US Navy observe it when they were working with dolphins in the 50's and 60's)?

Fascinating and fun to see, to say the least! Also - I wonder if you could make an artificial water ring maker for summer pool time play...?
 
2009-10-12 04:25:35 PM  
cr0sh: Ral: Angry Inch: Hmmm, why did the rings appear to travel horizontally and not rise very much, or at all?

Huge amount of initial velocity. Watch how the whale's head contracts when he spits it out.

Aren't these rings composed of water? In other words, they are water vortex rings (same as how vortex rings in air are composed of air)...? The only reason we can see them easily (vs air vortex rings which require an opaque substance like smoke or fog to see) is that the refraction index of the ring is higher than the surrounding water...

Part of me is wondering if such a ring, generated artificially in water (or other viscous liquid), could be used (in some manner) for power generation, or maybe as an underwater "weapon"...? Something interesting to think about...

What I am really wondering about though is the fact that I haven't ever heard about this before recent events (specifically the dolphin rings mentioned in an earlier thread); has this been something observed in nature or captivity long before (in other words, humans have been working with dolphins and whales for a long time; 50+ years - has this kind of thing been reported before - did the US Navy observe it when they were working with dolphins in the 50's and 60's)?

Fascinating and fun to see, to say the least! Also - I wonder if you could make an artificial water ring maker for summer pool time play...?


Hmm - reading the article says their made of air - ok...
 
2009-10-12 04:36:12 PM  
karatekitten13: /self-deprecating KK is self-deprecating.

Is that your way of implying that you are a Beluga? if so... it is not working... Try again.
 
2009-10-12 04:36:28 PM  
fuzzycuffs: Doesn't happen (as much) in Japan.

whistleridge: They're Japanese. They're all about public decorum. At least, when there's no sex or alcohol involved, they are.

Please. Toddlers in Japan--if anything--are more rambunctious and unbridled. Until they are 5 though, then it is off to sweatshop school!
 
2009-10-12 04:47:48 PM  
These guys are just awesome at that bubble thing:

Link (new window)

Of course, if you have nothing better to do all day, you get really good at things like this, or flipping a quarter into a cup.
 
2009-10-12 04:50:25 PM  
Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea...
 
2009-10-12 04:56:19 PM  
www.livetourartists.com

/not amused.
 
2009-10-12 05:13:21 PM  
video po$t needs to be in video tab.
main page, really?

/just sayin....
//get off your lazy arses
 
2009-10-12 06:29:16 PM  
i30.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-12 06:53:51 PM  
Bubble-blowing whale (from the other end)

www.alpinecom.net

Also: whalefart.com (new window)
 
2009-10-12 06:56:57 PM  
The Grasshopper: video po$t needs to be in video tab.
main page, really?

/just sayin....
//get off your lazy arses


Who blew fart bubbles into your wheaties?
Lighten up, Francis.
 
2009-10-12 06:58:43 PM  
The Good Logins are Gone: Bubble-blowing whale (from the other end)

Also: whalefart.com (new window)


Banination is too good for you.
 
2009-10-12 07:03:53 PM  
jailed whales are cute.
 
2009-10-12 07:09:25 PM  
cr0sh: cr0sh: Ral: Angry Inch: Hmmm, why did the rings appear to travel horizontally and not rise very much, or at all?

Huge amount of initial velocity. Watch how the whale's head contracts when he spits it out.

Aren't these rings composed of water? In other words, they are water vortex rings (same as how vortex rings in air are composed of air)...? The only reason we can see them easily (vs air vortex rings which require an opaque substance like smoke or fog to see) is that the refraction index of the ring is higher than the surrounding water...

Part of me is wondering if such a ring, generated artificially in water (or other viscous liquid), could be used (in some manner) for power generation, or maybe as an underwater "weapon"...? Something interesting to think about...

What I am really wondering about though is the fact that I haven't ever heard about this before recent events (specifically the dolphin rings mentioned in an earlier thread); has this been something observed in nature or captivity long before (in other words, humans have been working with dolphins and whales for a long time; 50+ years - has this kind of thing been reported before - did the US Navy observe it when they were working with dolphins in the 50's and 60's)?

Fascinating and fun to see, to say the least! Also - I wonder if you could make an artificial water ring maker for summer pool time play...?

Hmm - reading the article says their made of air - ok...




The rings are made up of very small air bubbles mixed with water. There really isn't that much total air volume in the ring, which is why they don't rise very quickly compared to the horizontal distance they travel.

I watched a similar video (dolphins, not whales) while taking a fluid mechanics course last year. The dolphins looked like they were having a blast - they'd break one ring up into two, or join two smaller rings together into one large ring. They'd also manipulate the rings with their snout, causing them to change direction or flip over.
 
2009-10-12 07:32:15 PM  
thegoodloginsaregone: Thank you. I asked for that to be posted earlier in the thread and you came through! my hero! Off to watch the whalefart and LMAO!
 
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