MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT
IS KILLING OUR WHALES
Believe it or not, whale science is deadly to our whales. This article hopes to convince that whale scientists will soon kill off all our whales and also destroy our oceans.
This is the story of how the US Navy and the oil industry, with the help of the media, is destroying our planet.
Regardless that sinus barotrauma is the number one injury in human divers, whale scientists refuse to even discuss the topic in most prolific divers our planet has ever known. Why? What’s wrong with ruling out sinus barotrauma in diving whales? Loud noise from airguns, military sonar, underwater explosions, seaquakes, volcanic explosions, and the violent impact of a heavenly body with the ocean’s surface cause sinus barotrauma in the cranial air spaces in diving whales–it could not be any other way. If the noise is too loud, the first thing to rupture is the cranial air spaces. These same type of rapid pressure changes cause sinus rupture in human divers.
Scientists have cut up several hundred thousand whales to find out why they mass strand themselves, but they have NEVER reported barotrauma or an injury in the cranial air spaces of a mass stranded whale. On the other hand, the US Navy admitted in 1966 that pressure disturbances during a seaquake can kill and injure marine life.
Let’s think logically. Nine times more dangerous earthquakes occur in the oceans and seas of our world than on land. In other words, the chance that a pod of whales will be exposed to dangerous seaquake pressure waves is 9 greater than a mammal being exposed to an earthquake on land. My goodness, earthquakes have killed many millions of humans so how it is possible that seaquakes don’t kill whales?
Nor have scientists ever investigated echolocation failure induced by excessive changes in diving pressures. The US Navy knows all about diving and diving accidents so why don’t they investigate a pressure-related diving injury in the most prolific divers on earth?
Dr. Darlene Ketten, the US Navy’s number one “go to” whale specialists confirmed the lack of scientific knowledge on acoustic trauma in cetaceans when she said:
Little is known on the effects of intense sounds and concussive forces on hearing in water for virtually any species. Evidence from human divers is largely anecdotal and often contradictory. There are few audiograms for marine mammals and no published data on temporary or permanent threshold shifts. Thus, at this stage, there are no direct measures of underwater acoustic trauma for any marine mammal and detailed descriptions of the ear are available for fewer than 20% of cetacean and pinniped species. (see bottom of page 1 of this link)
Dr. Ketten is officially denying all scientific knowledge of underwater acoustic trauma. The best reason to deny such knowledge involves the 17 clauses in the original Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. This original legislation stated 17 times that only the “best available scientific information” could be used to protect whales. It sounds good but in fact it is nothing more than a trick played on the public. If whale scientists deny having any knowledge of acoustic trauma, then the Marine Mammal Protection Act becomes a worthless scrap of paper.
Add to this bit of scientific trickery the fact that the worst underwater acoustic polluters (the US Navy and the oil industry) contribute 97% of every dollar spent on whale research worldwide and you can quickly see how they have total control over whatever becomes “best available scientific information.”
The US Navy determines what becomes “best available scientific information” by controlling 97% of the research funds worldwide. The Marine Mammal Protection Act is easily defeated when the worst acoustical polluters dictate the topics studied by the scientists. This is exactly like it was when big tobacco financed all the lung cancer studies.
Bottom line is that whale scientists avoid researching pressure related barotrauma within the cranial air spaces of the world’s most prolific divers because there is a total lack of funds to study barotrauma. This is understandable because the US Navy and the oil industry would be rather foolish to fund barotrauma research when their own instruments cause such injury. Why would they spend money to convict themselves?
On the other hand, whales scientists have published over a hundred scientific theories. None of them ever mentioned barotrauma, or loss of navigation. Nor does any of these theories questioned the ability of the whales to navigate or dive and feed themselves. This makes Deafwhale’s work stand out entirely different from anything scientists have ever offered. And you can bet the farm that none of their work mentions sinus barotrauma caused by sonar, airguns, and explosives.
Is There a Cover-up in Place?
Regardless that they have never published a lead theory, whale scientists, rescue teams, and the media do have a number one mass stranding concept that they promote a hundred times after every mass strandings. This particular concept has never been published. It originate as an old Scottish legend that pilot whales would follow the leader of a school even until their death. Today’s whale scientists have twisted it a little and now repeatedly tell us that whales mass beach because they love each other so much that they will follow a sick pod member to the beach because they can not allow a pod mate to die all alone. This nonsense is supplemented with the idea that one whale gets stuck in the sand and calls out for the rest of his/her pod to come to the rescue.
The only way to prove the above nonsense is to put the beached whales on the witness strand because they are the only ones that can say whether they had rather die than let a sick pod members suffer alone. The whales are also the only ones to say that they were called to the beach by the cries of their pod mates. The more likely scenario is that the cries from the ones stuck on the beach are telling the others to stay back. In other words, there is not one tiny bit of science involved in the most popular theory of the whale scientists, rescue teams, and the media. Why do they talk nonsense so much?
They expect us to believe that while the entire pod is in shallow water attending to the cries of a sick one, they just happen to get themselves stuck in the sand by accident. The strange thing is that no one has ever witnessed a mass stranding in which the grieving survivors came in to be near their dying pod mate, said a few prayers while waiting for the sick one to die, and then slowing swam back to the safety of deep water and lived happily ever after. Nope, the poor stranded pod never swims away from the beach on their own. Instead, in all the mass strandings ever witnessed, the alleged healthy mourners get stuck in the same sand as the sick one. To make things even more suspicious, scientists and rescue teams have never identified the sick one. The sick and healthy all die together unless a rescue team comes along in the nick of time and pushes the so-called healthy ones back out to sea on the next out-flowing tide.
And notice also that in all the stranding videos you’ve ever seen, once the whales are refloated on the rising tide, they can only be released when the tidal flow is returning to deep water. If they are released when the surface currents are still washing ashore, the whales simply turn around and swim back to the beach. If the wind-driven current overcomes the tidal outflow making a rescue impossible, that when the save the whale groups brings out the big guns and needles and put the whales out of their misery.
Follow-the-sick in nothing more than brainwashing the public. It is the perfect whopper for the rescue teams, the US Navy, and the oil industry. It also relieves the conscience of the rescuers since they can push the whales back out to sea on the outgoing tide without worrying about giving the whales any fluids, food, or first aide. And, don’t waste your time looking for any injuries due to military sonar, oil industry airguns, or the use of underwater explosives because only one whale was sick; the rest are healthy and will survive as long as the rescue teams can get them to swim to deep water with the outflow of the tidal currents.
This propaganda is also excellent because it also plays of the heartstrings of the public and helps boost donations. The poor loving whales were overcome with sadness and just make a grief-stricken mistaken by not realizing the water was so shallow and the tide was falling. After all, these whales have only live for 55 million years in the ocean; they are unaware of things like tides and shallow water. Thank God that the rescue teams were there to push them back out to sea on the next outflow of the tide. And, while you are at it, be sure to send in lots of donations because the rescue teams needs the money to buy more equipment to save the poor loving whales that just misjudged the depth and the speed of the falling tide. Why should we let them die, especially since they love each so much?
But hold on one stinking minute. If the rescue teams must always released the refloated healthy whales when the tidal currents are flowing out to sea, maybe the reason they came into shore to start with was because their acoustic sense of navigation have been disabled by some sort of diving accident?
If they will not leave the beach when the tide and current is washing ashore, and will only leave when the current is washing back out to sea, then the only conclusion one can come up with is that the surface currents have control over their swim path. If it is true that the currents control where they swim, then it is equally true that they have lost their acoustic sense of direction due to some sort of accident that befell them in their offshore habitat.
If on the other hand, the entire pod was doomed to die, then the public would not care too much about saving whales that would never survives. Folks would also be DEMANDING to know why the whales were dying. So coming in to a beach funeral and getting accidentally stuck in the sand is the perfect propaganda to feed the public because it keeps the Navy, oil industry, rescue teams, and everyone else concerning with strandings very happy. The only ones fooled are the stupid public.
We are permitted to call this stranding concept propaganda because the scientists, rescue people, and the media are blasting us with an old idea that can’t be proven unless we can find a Dr. Doolittle who can talk to the whales.
Cetaceans have evolved for 55 million years in an aquatic environment that is 900 percent more seismically active than the terrestrial environment where humans live. Yet, as strange as it may seem, there has never been a scientific inquiry into how whales might have dealt with this great number of earthquakes and volcanic explosions during their 55 million years of evolution. Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Italian scientists have been investigating how terrestrial mammals, birds, snakes, frogs, and fishes with swim bladders might detect earthquake precursors for almost a thousand years. But this researcher is the only person on earth that has been curious about how diving whales protect themselves from the God awesome pressure pulsations injected into the water during a strong undersea earthquakes, or volcanic explosions.
Whales are divers. The worst nightmare for any air-breathing diver is to suddenly encounter a series of excessive changes in diving pressures. Ask any scuba diver, they will tell you: rapidly changing pressures are deadly.
The strange thing is that our research shows that only very shallow quakes between magnitude 4.7 and 6.7 injure whales. And these shallow earthquake are located only in limited areas associated with seismic hot spots along the ocean floor. We suspect the injurious events occur without precursors. We have no record of an earthquake above magnitude 6.7 ever causing injury to whales. These strong quake are usually preceded by warning signals that whales can likely detect.
The only why cetaceans could have flourished for 55 million years in a seismically dangerous environment would be if they had evolved some sort of means of detecting strong earthquakes weeks before they occurred. It has to be true, otherwise there would be no whales. As you will come to see, humans desperately need to understand this protection because, with our population exploding, one day soon a violent seismic disturbance below a major city might kill more than 10 million humans overnight. Most of the dead will likely be innocent children.
Scientists are also saying that it is only a matter of time before a huge explosion erupts in the Yellowstone Super-Volcano that will wipe out over half the population of the United States and millions more in other countries (link). They say it’s unpredictable, but could whale that has evolved for 55 million years around explosive volcanoes predict it? If so, can they teach us their methods and can we duplicate them? We need to know if this possible!
Scientists are even predicting that one day soon a mega-quake along the Cascadia Fault will destroy the entire West Coast of the United States (link). Would this quake also kill the whales just offshore, or would they move away because they were able to detect the coming of this horrible event weeks in advance? We need to know the answer to this question!
And, if the answer is yes, the lives of millions of humans of all ages depend on unraveling the seismic secrets of the great whales. Let us all pray that we do not allow our own government to kill off the whales before we learn whether or not they can teach us how they have managed to flourish for 55 million years in the most seismically active areas on Earth.
The Deafwhale Society has studied the relationship whales have with undersea earthquake and volcanoes for 50 years. We have tried our best to get whales scientists to listen, but they laugh at us and say our ideas are nuts because we don’t have the sheepskin they hide behind. We tried to kiss their ass, but the laughing just got worse.
If you live in an earthquake or volcanic danger zone, the lives of your children might just depend on listening to and passing on what you have read on these pages. We pray to GOD that you will help spread what we know to be true. Post links to this everywhere you can. We need the public to get behind us before it is too late.
If we are right, and seaquake activity in the backyard of whales and dolphins does cause them to strand, then there might be a purposeful cover-up? But not to cover up whale stranding. Rather it is likely a cover-up of seaquakes. Just continue to read our evidence and make up your own mind.
Back in 1962, the US Navy set up a research program to study how natural events such as hurricanes, tidal waves, and earthquakes (on land and on the ocean floor) might be created artificially and used as battlefield weapons. They called it geophysical warfare research, describing it as the control and or modification of natural upheavals for gain in a military conflict. The US Navy wanted to know what technical advantages could be gained by setting off nuclear blast inside the Van Allen Radiation Belt that protects the earth from the sun’s harmful radiation. This belt was only discover a few years previously and already the US Navy had started blasting it out of the sky with high-altitude nuclear warheads. They also wanted to know if an earthquake could be triggered at will in a specific locale. Or, could an artificial earthquake be set off in the seafloor with a nuclear bomb and used as a weapon to destroy enemy ships? (link) Underwater nuclear blast were secretly conducting all around the globe.
Then in 1966, in another strange move, the US Navy published an effort to warn the public that seaquakes were powerful enough to sink ships. O.L. Martin, Jr. with Maritime Safety Division at the US Naval Oceanographic Office published a special report entitled UNDERWATER DISTURBANCES! It was all about the danger of seaquakes and undersea volcanic eruptions (link). At the same time you read his report, ask yourself if the shock waves and pressure disturbances mentioned by the US Navy’s Maritime Safety Division might also injure marine mammals, sea turtles, and fishes with swim bladders? You don’t need to read to close to find the answer. Just look in the left column of page 59 where it is stated that: “MARINE LIFE CAN BE DESTROYED BY A SEAQUAKE.”
Now ask yourself, if the US Navy says marine life can be killed by seaquakes, how come whale scientists have never investigated whether a seaquake might disable the acoustic navigation in diving whales? The US Navy and oil industry sponsors 97% of all whales research worldwide so if seaquakes can kill marine life, why hasn’t the US Navy investigated undersea earthquakes as a cause of whale beachings? Could sinus barotrauma also be part of the cover-up?
It does seem simple doesn’t it? If a seaquake could cause an entire pod of toothed whales to lose their acoustic sense of direction, then one don’t need to struggle too hard to understand why a pod of whales and dolphins might blindly swim into a sandy beach, especially at night when most mass beachings occur.
Also notice on the last page of the 1962 US Navy article where Dr. Martin informs: “Damaging seaquake… The ship may be thrown about in the water with such force that mast, booms, superstructure and machinery as well as the hull may be damaged. It is possible for seams to be opened to such an extent that flooding cannot be contained and the vessel sinks.”
Oh my goodness, sure sounds like a seaquake could injure whales and make them lose their acoustic sense of direction. Don’t you agree? (send me an email and let know. I love to hear from you.)
Now let’s jump forward two years to 1968. This is gonna shock the hell out of you. The US Navy sponsored an entirely new secret investigation into the dangers of undersea earthquakes a few weeks after they found and photographed the total destruction of the nuclear attack submarine USS Scorpion.
The Scorpion had mysteriously disappeared in May 1968 in the seismically-active Azores Islands along with her crew of 99 US sailors. There were no seaquakes in the official records. If there had been, purging the files could have been handled by a 5 minute phone call from an admiral. Besides, detecting seaquakes was not so easy back in 1968. And, there were no seismic stations in the Azores capable of picking up a dangerous quake near where the Scorpion was located when she sent her last message.
The rumor secretly started by the US Navy, and then denied, was that the Russians had sank the Scorpion. However, on 15 December 1968, in a secret transaction withheld from the press and the public, the Office of Naval Research signed a $2.6 million contract with Scripps Institution in San Diego. Scripps was to complete a study entitled OVERPRESSURES DUE TO EARTHQUAKES PROJECT (link). Even though it was not officially classified, it was not publicly announced or widely distributed until 2013 when a digital copy was accidentally released by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS copy).
The US Navy, pretending to know nothing about seaquakes regardless of the 1966 article, wanted Scripps to tell them how overpressures from an undersea earthquake might have sunk the USS Scorpion. They also wanted Scripps to develop a SEAQUAKE HAZARDS CHART so they could keep the five other Scorpion-class submarines out of harm’s way until they could be retired the other five subs with the same design without embarrassing the admirals. This they ordered done even though the 1966 report by the US Navy’s Maritime Safety Division including a far more detailed SEAQUAKE HAZARDS CHART and also revealed that seaquakes could easily sink a surface vessel. The Navy also made a request for the design of floating pressure gauges (sonobuoys) that could measure the intensity of seaquake pressure impulses, even though the 1966 report mentioned floating seismic recorders were already in use.
It will be obvious to those familiar with the sinking of the Scorpion that this $2.6 million study was intended so the admirals could plead seaquake-stupid in case the truth leaked out to Congress. Scorpion was a wreck looking for a place to sink before it was send on its last mission and the US Navy knew it. It likely now setting in Azorean territorial waters still leaking radiation into Azorean fishing grounds.
A small part of the $2.6 million went to Dr. Paul G. Richards to develop a phoney THEORY FOR PRESSURE RADIATION FROM OCEAN-BOTTOM EARTHQUAKES (link). Richards, doing the Navy’s bidding, determined that the water pressure would change by an amount equivalent to a difference of about 200 m in the water column or about 294 pounds per square inch (p.s.i.). A quick depth change of 200 m is not likely to sink a nuclear submarine so the Navy was pleased with these results. However, what Richards’ found in the study paid for by the US Navy was in stark contrast to a study release a year later by three of NASA’s top physicists (link). They determined that a strong seaquake was capable to generating pressure pulses at 100,000 p.s.i., 335 times more powerful than Richards’ calculated for a typical seaquake.
You can believe the above or laugh at it. What it proves is that there was indeed a need to cover-up seaquakes going all the way back to the sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion. Does this need for the US Navy to hide a 50-year old blunder outweigh the need for our children and grandchildren to be protected from violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that might snuff out their lives in less than few hours? If you think so, you need to keep reading.
Regardless that the world’s scientific community has never conducted a scientific inquiry in how diving whales might be injured by undersea earthquakes, the greatest dangers any deep-diving, air-breathing marine mammal faces is the surprize exposure to a series of rapid and intense changes in diving pressures that exceed their ability to compensate. The injury from such exposure is called sinus barotrauma. It is the #1 injury in sport divers, and likely the #1 injury in deep diving whales.
Under normal conditions it is relatively easy for deep diving whales or dolphins to equalize both the air pressure and air volume in their enclosed sinus cavities with the surrounding water pressure during a dive. However, if an earthquake suddenly jolted the seabed up and down in the vertical plane, the push-pull motion in the rocky bottom would force changes in hydrostatic pressure matching the frequency and intensity of the seismic P waves moving up from the quake’s focus. These compression waves (averaging ~30 atmospheres at a frequency of ~7 Hz) would move up the water column at 1,500 meters per second engulfing an entire pod of whales or dolphins, by complete surprise. These seismic disturbances in ambient pressure make military sonars and an oil industry airguns look like toys in comparison.
The external pressure vascillations would inturn cause equal disturbances in both the pressure and the volume of air inside each whale’s head. The overall dimensions of its cranial air spaces would oscillate in lockstep with the pulsations coming up for the seafloor. When such oscillations in pressure and volume come too quickly, or they exceed the maximum limits allowed by the evolutionary design of the sinus cavities and their associated anatomical parts, the diving whale, or pod of whales, could not avoid a pressure-related injury somewhere inside their large heads.
The massive sinuses of a beaked whale are pictured below.
How The Injury Occurs
The volume of the air inside the sinuses and air sacs will oscillate up and down with the changing water pressures. On the other hand, the changing pressures will transfer through flesh, bones, fat, and blood without causing dimensional alterations. This stark difference in the effects of changing pressures inside the cranium of whales will cause rapid fluttering of the sinuses adjacent to stationary anatomy. This in turn establishes shearing forces that can rip, tear, and bruise delicate tissue and cause leakage of both blood vessels and the membranous tissues surrounding the enclosed air chambers. Both the leaking blood and the buildup of escaping air can cause mysterious dysfunction in and around important areas of sensory reception.
Furthermore, because of the impedance mismatch between air and water, the enclosed air sinuses serve underwater as acoustic mirrors, bouncing, focusing, and channeling returning echonavigation clicks in a fashion that enables toothed whales (odontoceti) to use sound as their primary method of locating their food and navigating the world’s oceans (link).
Small interconnected sacs of air also serve to isolate and insulate the left and right cochleas. This enables each ear to hear independently from the other as if the whales were wearing an expensive set of stereo headphones. Each ear must pick up sounds not heard by the other before their complex biosonar system will function. These animals also have a different set of air spaces surrounding their phonic lips that they use to generate biosonar clicks. In other words, a pressure- related injury in even one of their many cranial air spaces might easily disable their biosonar system resulting in the complete loss of their normally keen acoustic sense of direction.
In other words, exposure to seismic pressure waves above the epicenter of certain undersea earthquakes has the potential to destroy the acoustic sense of direction of an entire pod of diving whales at the same time.
Navigating whales can easily tell when the water in front of them is filled with sand and bubbles simply because their echonavigation signals start bouncing off the particles in the water and they lose their sense of direction. At that point in time, healthy whales would simply turn around and swim back to the point where they can again navigate. It just like you walk into a pitch black room and there’s no working light bulb, you will turn around and go looking for a light so you see. Pelagic whales and dolphins are no different. They don’t go where they can’t use their complex biosonar system. Nor would healthy whales swim into a shallow sloping beach that did not return a good echo. And they would not swim into a treacherous rocky shoreline.
On the other hand, pelagic toothed whales with no working biosonar system would not sense the danger of sand and bubbles and sloping beaches and rocky shores. They have been swimming blind ever since their accident. They would continue to swim blind right into the beach as long as the surface currents, including the tidal flow, guided them into the sand. But if the tidal flow was flowing out to sea, non-navigating whales would always swim away from shore. Thus, by observing the swim path of a pod of pelagic whales or dolphins in relation to the flow of the surface current, we can easily tell if their navigation system is or is not working.
Whales and dolphins that mass strand themselves are the most prolific divers our planet has ever known. They feed primarily on squid found in abundance along the 60,000-kilometer-long undersea volcanic mountain range known as the mid-oceanic ridge system, the most seismically active place on earth. Mid-ocean ridges serve as the epicenter for about 900 annual earthquakes averaging 5 magnitude. These events release the energy equivalent of the atomic bomb that flattened Hiroshima (15,000 tons of TNT-equivalent).
History books and newspaper archives reveal over 10,000 plus eyewitness reports of seaquake/vessel encounters between 1750 and 1950. Read a few thousand of these reports from the 1750 to 1899 and from the 1900 to the present and you began to wonder how whales could have flourished in an earthquake filled ocean.
Logical Truth #16: Regardless that NASA physicists estimate shock fronts at about 100,000 p.s.i. above the epicenter of strong earthquakes, and regardless that the US Navy investigated how seaquakes might have sunk the USS Scorpion, NOAA’s Office of Protected Resources totally deny natural undersea upheavals as being a threat to deep diving whales that hold their breath for up to an hour. For example, they list as threats to pilot whales: (1) fishing nets, (2) whaling (drive fisheries), (3) morbillivirus, and (4) heavy metals, pesticides, and pollutants (link). According to NOAA, there is no threat whatsoever during exposure to God-awesome pressure oscillations during undersea earthquakes, volcanic explosions, military sonar, oil industry airguns, or massive underwater explosives. Does that sound like a cover-up to you?
From this day forward, when you look at videos of stranded whales, you will always wonder if the pod was indeed lost before they went ashore. Notice the current washing ashore in the video below. It even appears as if the flow of the water has deposited the whales on the beach at high tide. LOST WHALES would naturally swim into the sand if that’s where the surface currents pointed them. As since they have traveled for many weeks without food and water, you can easily see that they are indeed living out the last few days of their life. In other words, they look near dead because they are near dead.
If you were a visiting martian and observed whales swimming into the beach while big waves and wind were washing ashore, you’d likely assume that the in-bound current was directing them to the beach just like incoming waves wash seaweed, plastic, coconuts, and other flotsam ashore.
Look at the two killer whales in the picture above. They are near death, being washed back and forth by the breaking waves. The SHOREWARD-FLOWING CURRENT is obviously pushing them towards the high-water mark. A Martian would see this right away.
Allow me to repeat: No scientific effort has ever been made to find out if stranded whales can echonavigate.
As mentioned above, these animals possess the world’s most complex acoustic navigation system. Whale scientists are still arguing over how this miracle of GOD really works. But they have never inquired into any type of sinus injury that might disabled this system of navigation. Nor have they ever investigated which way a whale with disabled biosonar system might swim.[:]