I'm not a super environmentalist or anything, but this whole oil spill has gotten me really frustrated - as I'm sure it has any one else who cares about the environment, the economy or even just our country, in general.
It's devastating what's happening to the coast.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for whales - Humpbacks in particular, but ever since we studied the great giants of the sea in grade school, I've found them fascinating.
Just the fact that they exist is pretty cool. For a while I toyed with the idea of being a marine biologist, just so I could see one in its natural habitat. Then I realized I'm not very strong in the sciences. So maybe I'll just get learn to dive.
Anyway, the point of this whale-themed post is this blurb from the Daily Beast about a sperm whale found dead in the Gulf of Mexico.
There isn't any solid evidence that it was oil-related. But the statistics for endangerment of the species is scary.
And it just makes me a little sad. Can you imagine someday people speaking of whales the way we now speak of dinosaurs?