Monday, December 12, 2005

Orcas Have Become Lubricated, Pest Resistant, and Flame Retardant

Brian

Killer whales are finding better living through chemistry:
Killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, riddled with household chemicals from around the world, the environmental pressure group WWF said on Monday.

Scientists found that the blubber of killer whales, or Orcas, taken from a fjord in Arctic Norway was full of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides and even a flame retardent often used on carpets.
Link. As long as we don't sap and impurify all of their precious bodily fluids . . .

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Image credits: killerwhale by Protection Island, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.

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