|29 Sperm Whales Washed Ashore by Strong Wind-Driven Currents|
The Oxford Online Dictionary says a seaquake is a sudden disturbance of the sea caused by a submarine eruption or earthquake. It erroneously gives examples that conjure up tsunami waves. The true meaning of the word seaquake, as originally coined ~500 years ago, is seismic vibrations felt in or on the sea. Seismic vibrations induced into the water by natural undersea upheavals travel through the hydrospace as a series of rapid and often excessive changes in ambient water pressure. The pulsations might easily exceed 600 p.s.i. positive pressure following a split second later by a 1,200 p.s.i. drop to a minus 600 p.s.i. negative pressure. Seaquakes can last for up to a minute. Such ambient pressure vacillations are every diving mammals worse nightmare come true. Nothing could be more dangerous to a pod of diving sperm whales than a close encounter with a moderate undersea earthquake or volcanic explosion.
Excessive changes in the surround water pressure can easily rupture the sinuses of all the diving whales within ~25 km of the epicenter. Because the air in a whale's sinuses serve underwater to reflect, focus, and channel returning biosonar clicks, seaquake-induced sinus injury can destroy their ability to use sound to navigate along with their ability to dive and feed themselves.
Sperm Whales Beached in the North Sea
It should be obvious to those who have followed this story that all the sperm whales in this bachelor pod had lost their acoustic sense of direction long before they beached. As you will read below, this stranding was a result of a magnitude 5 seaquake along the Mid Ocean Ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean at 45.11 N ; 28.09 W. The interesting point here is that in January 1996 a pod of bachelor sperm whales beached in the North Sea near Aberdeen (link) following a seaquake of the exact same magnitude near the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the current beaching (link). The same thing happened on 3 November 1994 when a bachelor pod stranded in the southern portion of the North Sea between the islands of Terschelling and Ameland, in the Netherlands (link). This stranding was preceded by a series of 3 earthquakes in the Norwegian Sea north off Iceland. These 3 quakes occurred one after the other and ranged from 4 to 4.6 magnitude (link). The USGS reported the larger quake as 4.7 magnitude.
The similarities between all 3 beachings are eerie. The stomachs of all the bachelor pods were void of any fresh food. On the other hand, the non digestible squid beaks in the stomachs of the sperm whales stranded on 3 November 1994 indicated that this pod had been feeding on squid from the Norwegian Sea north of Iceland in the area of the series of 3 earthquakes. What does that tell you?
Sperm whales navigate by sending out clicks and reading the echoes. Their biosonar system uses the air inside their elaborate cranial sinuses as acoustic mirrors to reflect the sound waves in a fashion to make their sonar work. This means that if they encounter a sudden series of rapid and excessive pressure changes during a feeding dive, they might suffer a barotraumatic injury in one or many of the sinus membranes that would defeat their biosonar system.
Such whale-dangerous changes in water pressures are generated by oceanic earthquakes, undersea volcanic explosions, the violent impact of a heavenly body with the ocean's surface, military sonar, oil industry airguns, and underwater explosions. All of these sources can cause whale beachings.
The US Navy's Department of Marine Safety warned us back in 1966 that seaquakes kill marine life and sink ships (link). The exact quote on the last page is: “Damaging seaquake…The ship may be thrown about in the water with such force that mast, booms, superstructure and machinery as well as the hull may be damaged. It is possible for seams to be opened to such an extent that flooding cannot be contained and the vessel sinks.” Keep in mind that the above comes from the US Navy’s very own Maritime Safety Division!
You would be terrible wrong if you thought a seaquake could not injury an entire pod of diving sperm whales.
In 1972, NASA physicists told us that a magnitude 7.4 seaquake could generate a shock wave of ~100,000 pounds per square inch (link).
But this was before the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 was signed into law. After this legislation took effect, the US Navy suddenly decided that they had rather you believe seaquakes were harmless. They joined forces with the oil industry and together, the two worst marine acoustic polluters in the world started financing 97% of all whale research worldwide. They used this grant money to bribed the world's whale scientists into coming up with the results they wanted and ignoring the truth. They learned this trick for the tobacco industry who bought out all the medical researchers working on the dangers of smoking. This is no joke, nor is it a grand conspiracy theory. Read about this shameful cover-up and make up your own mind (link).
Regardless of all the lies floating around from dishonest whale scientists, the cause of this mass beachings for millions of years has been sinus barotrauma induced by an undersea earthquakes (see the exact event below).
If you don't believe the whales were lost, then watch the video above. The two whales shown are in a state of panic because they are as lost as blind man thrown overboard on a moonless night. Your eyes will not let you deny it--these sperm whales are bouncing around on the bottom with no idea which way to swim to get into deeper water. Sinus barotrauma destroyed their acoustic sense of direction long before they got into the jam shown in the video!
Healthy sperm whales eat giant squid. They hunt these animals in total darkness using their biosonar system.
Whale scientists agree that the stranded sperm whales had lost their sense of direction. But they say it was because the whales followed giant squid into the North Sea where the water was too shallow for echoes to bounce back properly.
This is a poppycock lie for several reasons: First, Architeuthis, the giant squid sperm whales love to eat, feed mostly on deep water fishes and other squids not found in the North Sea.
Furthermore, these giants do not go into the southern portion of North Sea where the sperm whales beached themselves. Here's why: Scientists found a fourfold decrease in oxygen affinity of the squid haemocyanine with an increase in body temperature from 6.4ºC to 15ºC. Giant squids have a difficult time absorbing oxygen in the warmer shallow southern waters of the North Sea (link) even in January. They remain in the cold deep water of the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans. And, so do healthy sperm whales.
As evidence, only one giant squid has ever been caught in the North Sea and it was already dead! It was netted in September 1982 by a trawler fishing on the northern portion of the North Sea, 100 miles NE. of Aberdeen, Scotland and 200 miles from the drop off edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Although 115 giant squid have been recorded in the literature from the North East Atlantic between the years 1545 to 2004, this is the only one ever caught in the North Sea. Giant squids live and hunt at a depth of 500-800 meters, therefore, the finding of a dead Architeuthis in the shallow North Sea suggest that this animal's remains drifted into the area on cold bottom currents.
The bottom line is simple: Sperm whales do not purposefully enter the North Sea because the larger squid they prefer to eat are NEVER found in this body of shallow water. These squid hang out along the deep mid-oceanic ridges of the North Atlantic, the Norwegian Sea, and the Arctic Ocean and along the deep continental drop offs.
Scientists also said the biosonar system of the sperm whales do not work in the shallow depths of the North Sea. This is more poppycock. There are deep trenches in the western part of the North Sea, including Devil's Hole off Edinburgh, where depths exceed 1,500 feet (450 metres), and Silver Pit, nearly 320 feet (95 metres) deep, off the bay of The Wash in England where the several of the sperm whales beached themselves.
These scientists are being bribed by the US Navy to say that these sperm whales followed their favorite squid into the North Sea where they biosonar does not work because the water was too shallow. How deep does the poppycock get? Neither the living squid nor healthy sperm whales are stupid enough to enter the shallow North Sea by choice!
This cold hard facts yell out that something went wrong with their navigation system long before they even got near the North Sea. Said differently, sperm whales are the intelligent masters of the oceans. They know there is no food for them in the North Sea so they would never enter this body of water unless that had been injured in such a way to destroy their acoustic sense of direction. In other words, if you see a pod of sperm whales, or even one sperm whale, in the North Sea, you can bet all your pound sterling that these animals have no acoustic sense of direction.
And if they lost their biosonar due to an accident, they would also lose their acoustic ability to locate and capture the squid they feed on. This has been verified... Rob Deaville at the Institute of Zoology in London recently examined the dead whales (link). He said the whales had nothing in their stomachs but a few undigested squid beaks from some time long ago. He also noted that intestines of the stranded sperm whales were stained green from bile. The digestive tract of starving mammals is always empty with dark green bile staining the stomach walls. Hello... are you listening?
THESE SPERM WHALES WERE STARVING!
They had not had a meal in 2-3 weeks. There was nothing in their stomachs but indigestible squid beaks and green bile. This leaves only one conclusions: They had lost their biosonar system and could not dive and feed themselves.
To understand why whales mass beach you need hard cold facts. Below are 30 such facts for you to chew on. Spend a few extra minutes reading and thinking about each one of them and you will never be fooled again by a lying whale scientist.
As shown by the chart below, the current from the epicenter guided the lost pod into the English Channel, though the Dover Strait, and into the North Sea.
There were 3 seaquakes powerful enough and near enough to the stranding site. Two were in the Arctic Ocean north of the North Sea. These 2 events were disqualified because, as you can see in the chart below, the northern flow of the current would have guided lost whales into the Arctic and further away from the North Sea. And sense the surface current was flowing north out of the North Sea, this had the tendency to draw water in through the English Canal.
The number of days between any suspicious seaquake and the stranding beach must agree with the distance traveled, the speed, and the elapsed time. Based on 40 years of coordinating seaquakes with mass strandings, the average downstream distance an injured pod will travel per day ranges between 100 and 125 miles depending on many factors.
As the crow flies. the journey was 1633 miles from the epicenter to the first stranding beach. It took 20 days to make the passage indicating that the whales had time to swim in the twisting path of the current, traveling more than ~2,30o miles. They likely swam offshore past Texel Island. They were then separated by a rough sea into 3 different groups. This would explain why ten sperm whales washed up on the German island of Wangerooge on the 9th of January (link). Wangerooge is 150 miles beyond Texel Island. It would also explain why a group of 5-6 sperms went towards the UK coast. In other words, this pod consisted of 29 to 31 individuals broken up by a storm into 3 groups.
The stomachs of these whales were EMPTY (link) (link), which is in agreement with barotrauma-induced loss of their biosonar system and their inability to dive and feed. And since their fresh water comes from the food they eat, they would have arrive at the beach in an extremely dehydrated condition.
Dehydration causes its own set of problems, including distorted, foggy vision, mental deficits, and disruption of their balancing senses.
I highly recommend: Why Whales Beach -- US Navy Cover-up ! This web page will show you why you are not aware of sinus barotrauma in beached toothed whales. It's a shocking true story.
Capt. David Williams
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