Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crap Whale Report, only 8 months late

ABC report on a study that suggests Sperm whale poo soaks up more CO2 than the whales emit...only 8 months after it was covered by Science News on October 17, 2009.

We'd comment on the actual study if it were available, but as of 4 pm 16 June the journal in question, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (for biology) has no mention of it. Perhaps the press release was a little premature?

UPDATE 19:42  16 June 2010: the article is now available HERE . A sperm whale could swim through the logic holes in this paper based on calculations, that don't add up, and should have remained on the back of the envelope. Now if someone actually got their hands dirty on this one it might be a little more robust. Kleenex anyone?

ABC NEWS apparently doing less with more ...later.

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