Talk:Whale fall

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http://psychcentral.com/psypsych/Whale_fall

This article seems to have been copied directly from the above address, but I am not sure what action should be taken. So I'll have to leave it in someone else's capable hands.

This article was not copied from the psychcentral.com site - I wrote the original version myself. Psychcentral.com appears to be one of many sites mirroring Wikipedia content. - Jpo 01:02, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
My mistake
This seems to happen a lot and confuses/angers many people. I'm not sure if the following text was recently posted, but psychcentral does have the following verbage on their site: "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Whale fall". Via Personal Open Wikipedia (beta) open source software by J Grohol and Psych Central. (If you would like to edit this document, click on the Wikipedia article link above.)" Phauge 23:01, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Someone please tag as "needs picture". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.202.0.41 (talk) 02:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Done. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 03:24, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Why would a blubbery animal such as a whale fall at all when it dies? You'd expect the carcass to float. Difluoroethene (talk) 15:30, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

All species of large whale sink when they die, some more than others. Even bowhead and right whales occasionally sank after they were killed by whalers (one of the ways many were lost). Blue, fin, and sei typically sank, as did humpback and gray. Sperm were said to sink the least often (at least during the open-boat era). During the modern era they had to pump the whales full of air to keep them afloat. SaberToothedWhale (talk) 02:44, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

dead link[edit]

reference 2 "http://www.columbia.edu/~rwb2103/whale/whalefallintro.html Whale fall intro." is broken. Slibville (talk) 20:33, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Fixed, thanks. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 10:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)