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Whales

'Morning, 'Afternoon, 'Evening,  

Nice to be with you again. 

 

This image refers to a family of whales trapped beneath the ice in Alaska, in 1988.

We are going to tell you just the beginning of their story so that you can continue it after doing your own research. 

 

On October 7, an Inuit hunter near Barrow, Alaska, found three California Grey whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature's

way, trapped whales always died, but what happened this time?  

Something that mesmerized the world for weeks and was defined with a very special name. Which one is it? 

 

The following one is a classic whale, a book's first chapter's beginning for you to read, both languages, English and Italian so that you can compare. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your English, 

 

Anna  - Coordinator

 

Giuliano: I read your comment on the smart phone when you informed me about uploading your comment. It is a pleasure reading you, also talking about personal anecdotes. 

I do share and your love for these extraordinary animals that influenced so much the world of Inuit people.

One more strong relationship between animals and people, like the one between buffalos and Native Americans,a relationship we can't nurture any more: we just need and exploit animals with no regard for their life, the majority of times.

Anna - Coordinator

 

Sources. ......St. Martin's Griffin By Tom Rose  and Speak Up, April 2013 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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0 #8 MedCBD Review 2018-09-19 14:29
I like this web site so much, saved to fav.
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0 #7 giuliano tonini 2016-01-26 09:58
Today I want to talk about the whales.Not because I have any particular knowledge of these great animals( yes,just animals,because the whales are mammals,the most big mammals of the world)but because,since my childhood,they accounted for me the figure of the large but peaceful and generous animal.
Perhaps all is started with the fable of Pinocchio and Geppetto saved and welcomed into the belly of the whales,but certainly is continued with the news about the massacres against them by whalers.My feeling towards them is even more increased in this spring when I had the good fortune to see,albeit briefly,one of these huge and wonderful animals, while,along whit some friends,I was sailing from Capraia Island to the port of Rosignano.Unforgettable experience!
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0 #6 caterina 2015-01-16 11:33
The trapped whales usually die because they can't breathe , in this case they survived only thanks to the holes that volunteers practiced in the ice.
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0 #5 Fabio Barsotti 2015-01-09 17:19
In October 1988 three Californian grey whales remained trapped in the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea, near Point Barrow (Alaska). They could breathe only through the holes in the ice that volunteers maintained free.
There were various attempts to cut a channel through the ice pack which the whales could go along in the direction of the open sea.
Only with the help of two icebreacker from the Soviet Union, requested by the United States Department of State, two out of the three whales survived.
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0 #4 Fabio Barsotti 2015-01-09 17:16
In October 1988 three Californian grey whales remained trapped in the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea, near Point Barrow (Alaska). They could breathe only through the holes in the ice that volunteers maintained free.
There were various attempts to cut a channel through the ice pack which the whales could go along in the direction of the open sea.
Only with the help of two icebreacker from the Soviet Union, requested by the United States Department of State, two out of three whales survived.
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0 #3 Cristina Gianfaldoni 2013-05-04 19:16
Later after they had finished carving up the whale and the cormorant came to the village in the form of a wide old man. He asked the people if they had heard a voice coming out of the whale. Surprised that he knew this they asked him what it meant. He told them that in the whale there was the spirit of a Roman commander. He was Titus Flavius Sabinus that roamed the seas in search of his murderers. But they had freed him and he would destroy the entire village. Afraid the people fled the village and swore never to eat whales. The cormorant was struck by their kindness and he regretted having lied. Suddenly the bell of the village started to ring and the wide old man shouted:”Lucky escape!” Since the cormorant show the whales the way to the bay in front of the village. So every year the children can see the whales calves with their mums.
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0 #2 Cristina Gianfaldoni 2013-05-01 20:53
Once upon a time there was a cormorant who flew over the ocean. One day, he saw a dead whale floating in the water and hungry he flew down and crawled inside the whale's blowhole to eat his content. But while he was inside, the blowhole closed and trapped the cormorant. A few days later the whale washed up near the Viking village. All the people of village were exited when they saw the whale because they would have food for the winter. As they were cutting up the whale, so the cormorant, who was survived, called out to them for help. Confused by the strange voice coming from inside the whale, the people made the hole and the cormorant flew out so fast that they saw a white blur streaking up into the sky........at this very moment my Daddy is flying with the cormoran
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0 #1 franca landucci 2013-04-25 17:05
Twenty-four years ago, Greenpeace was involved in a drame of the Cold War, when the U.S. government and the Soviet Union joined forces to save three gray whales trapped in the ice off the Alaska coast. Campbell Plowden in 1988 was the head of the Campaign Whales Greenpeace USA. Campbell tells how Greenpeace involved the Soviet Union and as Greenpeace put pressure on the administration Reagan to ensure that the safety of the whales had priority over national policies. the rescue operation ended up to require the combined efforts of the Alaska National Guard,the Inuit community of Barrow, Alaska, Greenpeace, the oil company Veeco, the administration Reagan and the USSR.
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