Dienstag, 22. Februar 2011

Theory: #pilotwhale stranding was sign of coming #earthquake in #NewZealand

I asked myself if the pilotwhale stranding at Stewart Islands was iniciated by the change of the earth magnetic field, which maybe was an early sign of the heavy earthquake around Christchurch, New Zealand (strength 6.3 in about 4 miles depth, which is very little!).

Quote from  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/31/toads-detect-earthquakes-study : "There could be several mechanisms for animals to sense the beginnings of an earthquake, wrote Grant in the Journal of Zoology. They could detect seismic waves directly or ground tilt (which can occur in the minutes before a quake). In addition there might be anomalies in the Earth's magnetic field."

Pilotwhales as well as other toothed whales and other animal species are possibly capable to navigate by the help of the magnetic field. Theories say that a sudden change in magnetic field lines may disturb the navigation. Result for the whales is navigating into dangerous waters of low depth.

What it makes NOT easy to verify this theory is, that also solar eruptions can change the earth magnetic field structure. We had a peak in solar eruptions in the last few days ...

Montag, 7. Februar 2011

Gary Moore passed away...

Dienstag, 1. Februar 2011

Floss AN-TIKI sticht von Vueltas, La Gomera aus zur Atlantiküberquerung in See

Am 30.1.2011 stach das "Plastikfloss" AN-TIKI in See. Die "Ascension del Senor" von OCEANO Whale Watching Travel auf  La Gomera schleppte die AN-TIKI aus dem Hafen von Vueltas auf die offene See. An Bord ein GPS Empfänger mit angeschlossenem Iridium Satellitentelefon, genannt "Yellowbrick", "Gelber Ziegelstein". Mit diesem Gerät lässt sich die Route über den Atlantik live im Internet verfolgen: http://live.adventuretracking.com/antikiraft

Das Projekt leitet der 84-jährige britische Abenteurer Anthony Smith. Mit ihm an Bord des Flosses aus Plastik-Gas-Rohren: Don Russell, 61, David Hildred, 57, und Andrew Bainbridge, 57. Die vier Seefahrer wollen in ca. 10 Wochen die Bahamas erreichen.

Ich wünsche den "Wahnsinnigen" gute Strömungen und Winde, inspirierende Begegnungen mit Walen und Delfinen, immer mindestens eine handbreit Wasser unter dem Floss und natürlich Mast- und Schotbruch!

Ship Ahoi!   http://gasballoon.com/antiki/