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(Abc.net.au)   International court tells Japan to halt its scientific study into how many whales can be slaughtered in a year   (abc.net.au) divider line 9
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2014-03-31 09:05:45 AM  
3 votes:
So how will we ever find out why whales die when they're harpooned and dragged into a processing ship to be cut into small pieces?  The scientific world demands answers.
2014-03-31 09:00:12 AM  
3 votes:
thanks, whalebama
2014-03-31 11:19:00 AM  
2 votes:
Makes me think of the bit with the Kraken in Good Omens:
"The Kappamaki, a whaling research ship, was currently researching the question: How many whales can you catch in one week? "

/In my original American edition there's a (possibly intentional) typo that changes "catch" to "watch"
//Very confusing at first
2014-03-31 03:24:56 PM  
1 votes:

McShen: /CSB Time!
  I used to work in Antarctica on board the icebreakers that are leased out to the US Antarctic Program. We were in the Ross Sea one trip (circa 2006/7?) and I was randomly wandering around the ship during my "working" hours, which I think was midnight to noon that particular trip. Well, I happened to be up on the bridge (around 2 or 3 AM) when the mate on watch looks on the radar and says, "there's something out there." We start looking out the windows and sure enough, there's a ship a goodly bit out there, but it's completely blacked out and not transmitting anything on AIS (illegal on a vessel that size) nor responding to hails on any radio freqs. The mate decides it's best to steer a bit clear of this unknown vessel and we're probably about 3-5 miles away when suddenly all the lights come up and this ship starts making headway directly towards us. Mind you, our ship is a BRIGHT creme and orange colored US flagged research vessel that does not have any outward appearance of a whaling ship. They close to within a half mile and finally slow down and talk to us on the radio. Turns out these morons are no other than the specials at sea shepard and thought we were a whaling ship, so they were coming to attack us. When we finally got it clear to them that we were not whalers, they came at us head on and passed on the right side (a big no no for seagoing vessels) then had the audacity to ask us if we had seen any of the whaling vessels and then asked for our sat phone numbers so they could call us and have us report on any Japanese whaling vessel activity. We refused to give them any info. A short while later (same trip for me) is when they had the incident where they rammed one of the Japanese ships.

End CSB.


I've always imagined that life aboard that ship would be just like being packed into tight quarters with tens of those annoying Greenpeace signature vultures.

Well, except smellier and angrier.
2014-03-31 01:11:15 PM  
1 votes:
/CSB Time!
  I used to work in Antarctica on board the icebreakers that are leased out to the US Antarctic Program. We were in the Ross Sea one trip (circa 2006/7?) and I was randomly wandering around the ship during my "working" hours, which I think was midnight to noon that particular trip. Well, I happened to be up on the bridge (around 2 or 3 AM) when the mate on watch looks on the radar and says, "there's something out there." We start looking out the windows and sure enough, there's a ship a goodly bit out there, but it's completely blacked out and not transmitting anything on AIS (illegal on a vessel that size) nor responding to hails on any radio freqs. The mate decides it's best to steer a bit clear of this unknown vessel and we're probably about 3-5 miles away when suddenly all the lights come up and this ship starts making headway directly towards us. Mind you, our ship is a BRIGHT creme and orange colored US flagged research vessel that does not have any outward appearance of a whaling ship. They close to within a half mile and finally slow down and talk to us on the radio. Turns out these morons are no other than the specials at sea shepard and thought we were a whaling ship, so they were coming to attack us. When we finally got it clear to them that we were not whalers, they came at us head on and passed on the right side (a big no no for seagoing vessels) then had the audacity to ask us if we had seen any of the whaling vessels and then asked for our sat phone numbers so they could call us and have us report on any Japanese whaling vessel activity. We refused to give them any info. A short while later (same trip for me) is when they had the incident where they rammed one of the Japanese ships.

End CSB.
2014-03-31 10:15:15 AM  
1 votes:

Cheese eating surrender monkey: southparkfarkyouwhales.jpg


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2014-03-31 09:52:19 AM  
1 votes:
Nuke the whales.
2014-03-31 09:49:07 AM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: So what's to stop Japan from just saying they're now whaling for commercial porpoises? Norway and Iceland seem to do that without any consequence.


I sea what you did there
2014-03-31 09:30:08 AM  
1 votes:
So what's to stop Japan from just saying they're now whaling for commercial porpoises? Norway and Iceland seem to do that without any consequence.
 
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