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Japanese researchers publish there super duper extremely important must kill all whales research. They are getting skinny! Though they cite global warming as the cause in their paper, Anthony Judd thinks they might be forgetting something...

i-6ceabe782e407ced40382890fbda46f9-albinoshahk.jpgThe Daily Mail report on a rare albino great white shark. Majestic. Beautiful. Awe-Inspiring. Until it rips your head off...

Glassbox-Design has the absolute most beautiful collection of hermit crabs I have ever been witness to!! A must see.

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Um, small correction -- it's an albino WHALE shark (Rhincodon typus), not a great white (Carcharodon carcharias). No head-ripping here, unless you're a plankter!

By FishGuyDave (not verified) on 27 Aug 2008 #permalink

Awesome whale shark image! (though they only rip the heads off plankton an small fish) But they sure can slap you down with that tail!

So I guess now they're down to 1600 whales per paper, but their statistics must rock with 4500 datapoints.