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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, July 29, 1 976

Whales died saving sick companion?

Viking begins hunt
for Martian life

MIAMI (AP) - Researchers Loggerhead Key, he said. Four
studying the mysterious beach- companions were taken to a
ings of three groups of porpoises marine aquarium, where they
and small whales now are lean- were reported in guarded condi-
ing toward the theory that most tion.
of the animals were good Sa- EARLIER THIS month, about
maritans trying to help a few 100 spinner dolphins beached.
sick companions, near Sarasota, about 50 miles
Charles Fuss, a biologist with north of Fort Myers. Parasites
the National Marine and Fish- were found in the ear and sinus
eries Service in St. Petersburg, tracts of some of the 25 dol-
said yesterday he and other ex- phins that died in that incident.
perts are on the alert for addi- Theories as to the cause of
tinnal beachings along the Gulf the mass-beachings include the
Coast. effects of pollution or perhaps
a lemming-like suicidal tenden-
"THESE THINGS tend to run cy.
in series," Fuss said. "We But Fuss said many research-
wouldn't be surprised if more ers agree with Dr. Jim Mead
beachings are reported." of the Smithsonian Institution.
Fuss said parasites were Mead believes that the para-
found in the inner ear of a false sites affect the mammal's sen-
killer whale which died Sunday sitive direction-finding organs.
in shallow water off Loggerhead When one of them seeks shal-
Key in the Dry Tortugas. After low waters because of a loss
two unsuccessful attempts, 29 of orientation or danger of
other whales finally were forced drowning, follow.
by rescuers in small boats to "I'VE SEEN porpoises, when
leave their dead companion one is in trouble, try to hold
Tuesday and swim to deeper up the sick one and keep its
waters, blow holes out of the water.
Similar parasites were found Maybe small whales do that
in a false killer whale which too," he said.
died last week near Fort Myers, Fuss said the instinct to help
about 150 miles northeast of might be very strong, since it
Shirley BURGOYNE
for
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
AUG. 3rd
SHE WILL:
" get things done.
" work within the present system but wil
will be open to positive reform.
" be fair and honest in administering
iustice.
Pd. Pol. Adv. , Monica Hopp, Treasurer

took three attempts by rescu-
ers to free the 29 whales on
Tuesday.
He noted it's already known
that porpoises communicate. He
said studies of the latest beach-
ings might result in more knowl-
edge of the social activities of
deep-water mammals.
"If these animals are ill for
any reason, because of their
social behavior, it's very possi-
ble that they are grouping up,"
he said. "These animals are so
difficult to come by for a study
that if it wasn't for these beach-
ings, we would rarely be able
to study them."
PENCILS DRAW
PINEHURST, N.C. MPl - The
World Golf Hall of Fame here
says it has the largest collection
of golf pencils in the world. The
exhibit now includes more than
9,000 pencils. Paul Rawden of
New Haven, Conn., added some
3,800 pencils to the exhibit in
January.

PASADENA, Calif. (A) - Vik-
ing 1, America's robot labora-
tory on Mars, scooped up a
handful of Martian soil yester-
day and quickly began search-
ing the dirt for traces of life.
The event marked the first
time man has scratched the
surface of another planet, send-
ing back data to Earth.
"I'M delighted, ecstatic!"
said chief Viking scientist Dr.
Gerald Soffen upon learning of
the successful operation. "I
can't tell you how thrilled I
am."
Although analysis of the Mar-
tian material began almost im-
mediately, it may be a matter
of weeks before conclusions
about life on the red planet can
safely be drawn.
Early yesterday morning,
the telescoping sampler arm

interrupted the Martian silence
when, with a whirring, crank-
ing noise, it descended to the
red desert surface.
THEN THE claw on the end
of the arm opened wide and
plunged several inches into
the soil, grabbing a scoopful of
the Martian surface. As the
arm withdrew, it left a streak
on the Martiah soil.
The material beneath the
surface looked like wet sand,
much darker and seemingly
more cohesive than the dirt
above it. Sharp edges along
the bank of the dig seemed
to indicate that the Martian
subsoil was not as dusty as
had been thought.
The Pawnee Indians lived in
an earth lodge shaped like a
circle, 20 to 25 feet in diameter.

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