Whale Scat Too 

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Speaking of disgusting whale excretions, the New York Times has a great piece on Tucker the whale-hunting dog. Tucker smells for whale scat and guides a boat, so that scientists can better track the whales’ health.

Like a Delphic oracle whose every nuanced expression must be interpreted by acolytes — Tucker might lean to one side of the boat, then another, then suddenly sink back onto his green mat with his head between his paws, the scent lost — his nose for scat leads on, and all must follow.

Also be sure not to miss the hilarious story on Sadie, the next dog in training.


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