21 July 2010

Life Imitates Fiction More and More

Whale of a tale! 40-ton mammal lands on yacht

A South African couple was out sailing near the country's infamous Robben Island when a 40-ton whale breached and crash-landed on their yacht.

I'm halfway through a Sci-Fi thriller called "Swarms." It's touted to be a Creighton-esque story similar to The Day After Tomorrow only with the oceans. It was written in German in 2008 and was only recently released in English. It features whale attacks and methane explosions out of the deep prominently and like I said, it was written two years ago, but it reads like today's newspaper.

In addition to the whale story, there is a new post at Shirat Devorah called "What is Happening to Our Oceans?" which mentions penguins, dead fish and even a plague of seashells.

Is it just me or does it seem like we are living inside a disaster movie these days?