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Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Steven Hodson

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Have You Ever Seen Blue Whale Poop From An Airplane? [Video]





I think I am pretty safe in assuming that the last thing people think of when they watch a blue whale swimming through the ocean is how big their poop is, well thankfully I’m here to answer that unasked question for you.

Now considering that blue whales can grow to a humongous size, hell even the blue whale calves are 23 feet long at birth, one would have to think that something that size doesn’t shoot out rabbit pellets.

The image above is one taken by photographer Eddie Kisfaludy as he was flying off the coast of La Jolla, California, and that long orange looking streak in the water … well, that’s the whale poop.

Kisfaludy¬†explains, “These blue whales were feeding off massive amounts of krill offshore San Diego this week. The whale poo is the same color as the krill they feed on, orange.”

via io9

This makes me glad of one thing – I sure am happy that whales don’t fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbnyH8DudLk

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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).



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