The Georgia Aquarium wants 18 more beluga whales, but someone doesn’t want you to know about it. At least not yet. Or maybe it’s just one of those computer glitches that I don’t even pretend to understand.
A Google search earlier today regarding the Georgia Aquarium and beluga whales revealed the following links and more:
See that one, pretty much right at the top of the bottom third of the page, the one entitled, “Georgia Aquarium plans to bring more belugas into the country.” Well, when you clicked it, it took you here.
Page could not be found. Well, crap. That’s a mystery. The link indicates that, mere days after the Georgia Aquarium saw the death of Maris’ five-day-old beluga whale calf, it is announcing the plan to get more belugas. That is, to bring them into the country.
Well, not really announcing. More like, announcing and then unannouncing. Or accidental press releasing. Or something. I don’t pretend to understand.
Oops, is all I’ll say. I didn’t realize that catching and bringing beluga whales into the United States was, well, allowed.
And I’m thinking somebody hit the “Publish” button instead of the “File Save” button before they could submit it for editing.
Did I say, “Ooooops.”
Dang. Woulda loved to have read that story.
Oh, wait. I can. I did. And so shall you, thanks to the computer sleuthing skills that I wished I had. Can I just say, Deep Throat. Or Smoking Man?
Here, via the awesomeness of a really smart individual and Google cache, or some such, is the rest of the story. This time, I’m not ruining it for you. Yet.
But, geez. Is that legal? I’m not saying it. But you’re thinking it. I suspect that, strictly speaking, it may be.
But is it right? The time is now to stop this silly make-up-a-story-to-get-more-highly intelligent-beings-into-captivity business. Yes, business.
When you read the article, they might have almost convinced you that they’re doing this for the belugas. But you’re smarter than that.