Thursday, November 3, 2011

Death of a Whale

I know that we are supposed to talk about Moby Dick tomorrow but I'm not going to be ready.  I'll probably finish the book by tomorrow but I have to do some research about Melville.  I mean, a guy doesn't just fill a whole book with odd facts about whales, character soliloquies and a narrator who I still can't figure out and not have a reason.

The good news is that the interweb seemed to know that I would need a little more time and provided me with this little gem this morning.

A whale can live for 50-75 years.
A whale's decomposing corpse can support an entire ecosystem for 50-75 years.

Whale Fall (after life of a whale) from Sharon Shattuck on Vimeo.

So noodle on that until Monday.
And Clarissa, you're picking the next book so start thinking.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the nice to know that a whale is useful as long after it lives as it lives...don't we wish we all could feel that.

    I loved the care the producer took to make the paper puppets and background...that was a labor of love.