Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Matthew Savoca, et al: Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever to exist. Blue whales, which measure up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and can weigh over 150 tons, are the largest animals in the history of life on Earth.

June 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Beaked Whales Should Not Be Spotted Near a Coast

Low tide and all we hear
is the whale’s terrible breathing,
its body drying out

January 25, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: Why do whales sing?

This short animated film, produced by Stephanie Sardelis of the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 – a hypnotic stream of Earth’s beauty, fragility and disasters.

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Sea Turtles Mating

To be amazed at her luck
or pity her trials

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Life Enhancing

Allowing the seas to recover from the outrageous assaults of commercial fishing can help heal our own wounded lives.

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn : Echolocation

I saw one once—heaved onto the sand with kelp
stuck to its blue-gray skin.
Heavy and immobile,
it lay like a great sadness.

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

OCEARCH: Track whales and sharks here

Here is a link to the coolest website ever! Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project that helps scientists collect previously unattainable data on … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 11,939 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 4,244,294 hits

Archives