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This is truly cool (unless you're krill)
Topic by: hamano
Posted: May 21, 2006 - 7:07 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 23, 2006 - 11:59 AM PDT

author topic: This is truly cool (unless you're krill)
hamano
post #1  on May 21, 2006 - 7:07 PM PDT  
Wow... a live feed from a hydrophone off the coast of Hawaii. Humpback Whales Singing
hamano
post #2  on May 21, 2006 - 7:31 PM PDT  
I really don't know if I'm just lucky or what, and whether I'm hearing just one or a whole pod of whales, but it sounds like there's a dozen of them having a sing-off right by the remote hydrophone. Live from half-way around the world.

Apparently there are "seasons" so maybe the 'phone goes silent for long periods of time...
woozy
post #3  on May 21, 2006 - 7:35 PM PDT  
> On May 21, 2006 - 7:31 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I really don't know if I'm just lucky or what, and whether I'm hearing just one or a whole pod of whales, but it sounds like there's a dozen of them having a sing-off right by the remote hydrophone. Live from half-way around the world.
>
> Apparently there are "seasons" so maybe the 'phone goes silent for long periods of time...
> ---------------------------------


Well, underwater sound carries for a very far way and whales are loud. I've been told whale songs can be heard from scores miles away and that they echo on just about everything.
kohnfused1
post #4  on May 22, 2006 - 1:57 PM PDT  
So, is this the "Under Water" version of American Idol?

hamano
post #5  on May 22, 2006 - 2:02 PM PDT  
You mean Pacific Idol... I'm listening to it again... endlessly fascinating.
IronS
post #6  on May 22, 2006 - 7:36 PM PDT  
I thought that whales don't eat when they're in warmer waters since krill is abundant in cold water. Still, it's really cool to listen to them.
hamano
post #7  on May 22, 2006 - 7:47 PM PDT  
That's what it says in the Humpback FAQ at that site. I'm with the whales on this one... I thought the "native" Hawaiian cooking (loco moco, saimin, poke, spam musubi, poi, etc.) was probably something you had to grow up with to really appreciate. The sand-pit steamed pig was pretty good, though, as were the fresh fruits and nuts.
woozy
post #8  on May 22, 2006 - 8:23 PM PDT  
> ... I thought the "native" Hawaiian cooking (loco moco, saimin, poke, spam musubi, poi, etc.) was probably something you had to grow up with to really appreciate.

I love loco moco, saimin, and poke. poi.... bleah! spam musubi I kinda like.


Now, I'm pretty convinced that hawaiian food is going to be the next Bay Area trend. My New York friends think I'm nuts. Then again so do my SF friends.
IronS
post #9  on May 22, 2006 - 9:10 PM PDT  
Kahlua pig is pretty tasty, but I never was hungry enough to try loco moco or spam musubi. Of course, I don't like taro so I'm sure I won't like poi either. Poke can be okay (unless it's from Safeway) and one can't go wrong with instant noodles (one just has to be really, really, really hungry). Stick with the fish and long rice (actually rice noodles). Too bad Hawaiians can't cook decent veggies (or so it seemed while I was there).
hamano
post #10  on May 23, 2006 - 7:24 AM PDT  
U-Haul
Hula
Luau
Ursus
post #11  on May 23, 2006 - 10:41 AM PDT  
> On May 23, 2006 - 7:24 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> U-Haul
> Hula
> Luau
> ---------------------------------

What's up Hammy? You playing scrabble???

I, for my part, also enjoy a good "pig-pickin'." Either Hawaiian or Southern, both are quite tasty, especially fork shredded with or without sauce.
hamano
post #12  on May 23, 2006 - 11:15 AM PDT  
Last Friday night I had Spanish roast suckling pig at Tio Pepe's in Baltimore... very tender and tasty. I've also had the cochinillo asado at Sobrino de Botin in Madrid. That piglet was very tiny and roasted whole, spreadeagled on a big oval iron platter. It was very good to eat but what I remember most fondly was a dessert called cuajada, which came in its own terra cotta cup. Sort of like a custardy yogurt.

Today I'm going to try making Ayran, a Turkish yogurt drink kinda like lassi. I had that for the first time at Zaytinya in Washington. I can buy it at a local grocers for 99 cents a bottle, but it's pretty much just equal parts plain yogurt and water with a bit of salt, so homemade should be just as good.
kohnfused1
post #13  on May 23, 2006 - 11:37 AM PDT  
> On May 22, 2006 - 9:10 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Poke can be okay (unless it's from Safeway)
> ---------------------------------

I like Poke too. Wait, We're talking about something else, aren't we?
hamano
post #14  on May 23, 2006 - 11:48 AM PDT  
> On May 23, 2006 - 11:37 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I like Poke too. Wait, We're talking about something else, aren't we?

Poke

Poker

Poking

Poked
kohnfused1
post #15  on May 23, 2006 - 11:59 AM PDT  
> On May 23, 2006 - 11:48 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 23, 2006 - 11:37 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I like Poke too. Wait, We're talking about something else, aren't we?
>
> Poke
>
> Poker
>
> Poking
>
> Poked
> ---------------------------------

If you look for it another language, you'll see the humor.
It'll be in a different pronunciation, but close enough.

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