is a thick layer of fat found under the skin of modern
But a new study based on modelling shows that they are lingering in the blubber
of killer whales -- and they could end up wiping out half the world's population of killer whales in coming decades.
Each whale provides several hundreds of kilos of meat and blubber
, food which would otherwise have to be imported from abroad to the islands at a cost to the locals and the environment.
The artificial blubber
can be achieved by exposing wetsuits to heavy gases such as Argon, Krypton and Xenon for at least three days.
Specialised Rescue Unit official Quentin Power reminded locals that it is illegal to be in possession of any part of a whale, including any meat or blubber
Why do the blubber
fats in traditional Inuit diets not cause obesity?
The study, by scientists in Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia and Britain, said concentrations of PCBs in the blubber
of killer whales off Europe, as well as in striped dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, were among the highest recorded worldwide.
layer was emaciated - 4 inches or less," compared with up to 12 inches in a healthy blue whale, Stevenson said.
Then use a long knife to cut around the tip of its nose and separate the meat from the blubber
all the way down to its tail, being careful to keep the skin in tact, this is called flensing.
The summer diet of beluga whales is important for building blubber
Adam Woodyatt as blubber
man Ian Beale, there is intrigue and conflict as yet more secrets are revealed.
could be boiled down into oil, while baleen - the comb-like filters inside the creature's mouth - was used for everything from chair backs to skirt hoops and corsets.
Just as bears put on fat to keep them going through long months of hibernation, ocean-going mammals such as whales and sea lions build up blubber
to burn on their long migrations.
The classy singer has just finished recording the clip for single 'Ihsas' (Feelings) and it's a blubber
. Carole plays a woman who has been deserted by her husband, leaving the kids under her care.
A humpback whale calf injured in Sydney Harbour should survive an 80cm gash because of it's thick layer of blubber
and protective mother.