12 May 2010

"Grey Whale Sighting off Israel's Coast"

Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel

JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years.

The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food.

"It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center which identified the creature.

A population of grey whales once inhabited the north Atlantic but became extinct in the 17th or 18th centuries and has not been seen there since.

The remaining colonies live in the western and eastern sectors of the north Pacific.

This is obviously another sign of something, but what? Any ideas???


  1. I looked it up in Pirek Shira. ( The song of the universe)

    'The Whale says: "Give thanks to Hashem for He is good, His kindness endures forever." (Psalms 136:1)'


  2. From Perek Shirah, The sea giants say "Praise HaShem from the earth; sea giants and all watery depths".

    I believe this wale knows the redemption is close and wants to be the first to sing praise of the Final Redemption and offer praise for the rebuilt Temple, may we rebuild it soon, Amein!