A Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, surfaces to breath with a whale watching boat and Faial Island in the background, Azores autonomous region, Portugal, North Atlantic Ocean by Michael Patrick O’Neill

No, this isn’t a sea serpent - it’s the amazing oarfish! These rare creatures can grow up to 30 feet long and have acellular “jelly” bones.

This is worth a read. It’s mainly just a low-down on the Superpod Three event but it puts across some interesting viewpoints. One particular line really got me: ” I saw Blackfish … majestic, proud, Blackfish. And they screamed freedom.”

I’m so glad that Plumper is back with his brother again! :D It made my day when I found out.

It would seem that Plumper is missing/deceased. There have been no sightings of him this summer yet but his brother Kaikash has been spotted a few times without him. He’s been traveling with Surf and the A42s. Hopefully there’s some explanation and he’s safe and healthy somewhere and will join his brother later on. That seems unlikely though :( Poor boy, you’ll be missed.


Sharks in SoCal by helenbrierley