Whale Poop Is Oceans' Miracle-Gro

"Whales are always in the news. Most people love whales. Not many, other than in Japan or Norway one surmises, like to see them bleeding or dead. I’ll give the Inuit, Inupiat, and other indigenous arctic whalers a slide – they tend to include an element of gratitude and even whale worship in their non-commercial, sustenance and ritual driven hunts. Right now we have a number of whale news items to track, and the work of many reporters to recognize."

Charlie Petit rounds up a large pod of whale stories in Knight Science Journalism Tracker October 19, 2010.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010