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Title: 08/05/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 May, 2021 @ 03:48:36
No new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia announced yesterday by EODY.
Title: Re: 08/05/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 May, 2021 @ 12:18:04
UK taskforce to tackle rising number of pet thefts
Body will look into what is contributing to surge in thefts and recommend solutions to tackle problem
Title: Re: 08/05/21
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 May, 2021 @ 17:03:50
Written commentary bottom left - a bit difficult to read:


The Mediterranean sperm whales are Endangered by human activities. Only about 200 sperm whales live in the eastern Mediterranean. The Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute is studying them the last 25 years and knows most of them as persons, thanks to photo-identification methods that make each whale distinct and unique.

Together with their offspring the female sperm whales form large families (social units) that move together. The majority of them live along the Hellenic Trench, Greece, an IMMA at global scale. As this video shows, they have their daily lives with social incidents that sometimes look like our own. After many cycles of deep feeding dives of about 40 minutes, the entire family meets at surface to socialize and for calves to be lactated.

The most amazing among the behaviours shown in this video is the tail-slapping of a presumably immature male whale that approached a mature female, but was rejected and pushed away. The unhappy whale is expressing its discontent with seven tail-slaps!

We hope that humans will allow these whales to keep having their own social lives in the years to come. They are our giant peaceful neighbours just a few miles off the coasts of Greece.