Between 2002 and 2014, six mass strandings took place in Greece, the Canary Islands and Almería in southeastern Spain, but the dead whales did not appear to be malnourished or sick. However, they displayed “abundant gas bubbles” throughout their veins, blood clots in multiple organs and microscopic hemorrhages “of varying severity” in body tissues.
Beached whales may have experienced “a fight or flight response” that overrode a key diving adaptation: the lowering of heart rate, which reduces oxygen consumption and prevents nitrogen accumulation. The result was hemorrhages and “massive bubble formation in their tissues,” de Quirós explained.
These symptoms of decompression sickness likely afflicted the whales after they were spooked by sonic blasts, according to the study.
She was also publicly recognized for her work as a member of a team of all black female professionals who did computing for the U.S. military before electronic systems were even available to the public. West also excelled during the midst of the Jim Crow segregation and among an industry predominantly ran by white men.
A superior intellect to e sure, but what a spine that woman must have to have contributed so much under those conditions….
first off, great name!
secondly… thank you for your service, rest in peace
The bombing, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, came less than a month after President Trump declared the terror group defeated and ordered all 2,000 US troops in the country to be withdrawn.