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What whales should NOT be allowed to be eaten by humans ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Rik Meleet, Apr 11, 2006.

?

Don't eat:

  1. Sperm Whale

    89.7%
  2. Blue Whale

    86.2%
  3. Fin Whale

    79.3%
  4. Bryde's Whale

    82.8%
  5. Humpback Whale

    82.8%
  6. Right Whale

    82.8%
  7. Minke Whale

    82.8%
  8. Bowhead Whale

    82.8%
  9. Gray Whale & Pygmy Right Whale

    82.8%
  10. Sei Whale

    82.8%
  11. Narwhal

    82.8%
  12. Beluga

    82.8%
  13. Dwarf Sperm Whale & Pygmy Sperm Whale

    86.2%
  14. Cuvier's Beaked Whale

    82.8%
  15. Giant beaked whale

    86.2%
  16. Shepherd's Beaked Whale & Longman's Beaked Whale

    82.8%
  17. Bottlenose whale

    82.8%
  18. Mesoplodont whale

    86.2%
  19. Right whale dolphin

    82.8%
  20. Pilot Whales

    82.8%
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  1. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Spinoff of the Would you eat whale if you had the chance? - poll

    What whales should not be eaten ?

    List of Whale species

    Sperm Whale
    Blue Whale
    Fin Whale
    Bryde's Whale
    Humpback Whale
    Right Whale
    Minke Whale
    Pygmy Right Whale
    Bowhead Whale
    Gray Whale
    Sei Whale
    Narwhal
    Beluga
    Dwarf Sperm Whale
    Pygmy Sperm Whale
    Cuvier's Beaked Whale
    Giant beaked whale
    Shepherd's Beaked Whale
    Longman's Beaked Whale
    Bottlenose whale
    Mesoplodont whale
    Right whale dolphin
    Pilot Whales

    Unfortunately there are 23 whale species so I'll group "Dwarf Sperm Whale" & "Pygmy Sperm Whale" ; the "Shepherd's Beaked Whale" and "Longman's Beaked Whale" and the "Pygmy Right Whale" & "Gray Whale".
     
  2. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    I assume the Sperm Whale would have a rather nasty after-taste.
     
  3. bobgote

    bobgote Trousers

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    i wonder what dwarf sperm would taste like o_O

    oh and if anyone says they'd eat any of them, i will hunt you down for sport. and then feed you to the very whales you threaten.
     
  4. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    IIRC, the bowhead is the most grievously endangered, so it would make sense to protect at least that species.
     
  5. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Deity

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    All, thou i might want to eat a "Right" whale. :mischief:
     
  6. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Oh, I see. This thread is an invitation to comments like the ones in post #2 and #3.

    On topic: The endangered ones, dunno which they are though.
     
  7. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    ^^ Just about all types of whales.
     
  8. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    agreed, and yes I don't know which of these whales are endangered either :)
    edit: after I saw c_h's post I'd conclude that none should be eaten, IMHO...

    btw: anybody got an idea why it's called sperm whale in english? strikes my as rather strange :confused:
     
  9. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Keyword: spermaceti.
     
  10. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I'll have a 12oz. Pygmy Right steak, rare. With a side order of shredded Cuvier's Beaked. Followed up by a nice Humpback Whale Salad, easy on the vegetables. And a pint of boiled Beluga blubber to wash it all down with.

    Really, I mean, where can you order this stuff anyway?
     
  11. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    Dont really see any need to eat any whale tbh, got perfectly good pork
     
  12. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    And a Shepherd's Whale Pie, sir?
     
  13. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I think the only whale that is not endangered is the Minke whale, but do not quote me on that.
     
  14. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    If they had it, I'd probably try it...unless it was endangered I suppose...but then again, if they had already killed it...hmmm....
     
  15. Carcosa

    Carcosa Chieftain

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    The whales from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    William Shatner needs those to save the Earth.
     
  16. ~Corsair#01~

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    I voted Giant Beaked Whale, partly to upset the poll results, and partly because I had a mental picture of some kind of giant platypus of the deep.

    That would be cool enough to offset it's innate deliciousness, while still ensuring that there were plenty of substitute whales for dinner purposes.
     
  17. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    This is the Giant beaked whale:

     
  18. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    I'm guessing you would like for people not to eat Killer Whales? I believe that if people eat them in moderation and aren't wasteful of them, then all are edible. Though I'll let other people do the eating, I'll stick with land-based meats.

    Are you an amateur marine biologist or just have a liking of whales Rik?
     
  19. carlosMM

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    none should be eaten, period. There's not a single species of whale abundant enough to allow for significant hunting.
     
  20. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    I'd prefer kangaroo over whale.
     

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