US Navy Whale
ancient toothed whale chasing fish

US Navy Whale Beach Scam

The US Navy whale beach scam is over 50 years old. Whale scientists even form non-profit groups so they can collect a payoff from the Navy and the oil industry and make it look like honest charity work. On top of this, government agencies, the oil industry, and the non-profit fund administrators all have swinging door policies. If a government employee loses his job for scamming the public, he starts a new job the next day at equal or better pay. It’s all one gigantic scientific scam designed to keep our whales from becoming too big of a headache for the Navy and/or the oil industry.

Watch this video on government fraud:

Here’s what three honest Dalhousie University whale scientists concluded about conflict of interest in research on marine mammals (link):

“In both primary and secondary literature, there is a divide between the conclusions presented by conservation groups and the scientists that they fund and those presented by studies funded by oil and gas companies and the U.S. Department of Defence. In all three cases, the conclusions of the research favor the interests of the sponsor. Connections to such blatant political agendas incur public distrust in the publications of research from both funding sources, and undermine attempts to produce rational and effective public policy. Structural changes to the funding of marine mammal research, allowing the science to operate outside all political agendas, would be beneficial to everyone involved.”

If we are to save our whales we need hard-core skeptics to challenge the opinions of whale scientists bought and paid for by special interest groups with the most to lose if the truth leaks to the public.

This cozy scientific whale scam started in the early 1960s so we need to look with a skeptic eye at every scientific opinion published over the last 50 years. We also need to be skeptical when scientists turn a blind eye to an obvious danger to diving mammals that should have investigated decades ago.

US Navy Whale
quake kills 47 whales

For example, scientists have ignored undersea earthquakes as a source of injury in diving whales for 50 years. Low-frequency compressional waves generated by earthquakes on land have destroyed buildings and killed many millions of humans. What about low-frequency compressional waves generated by earthquakes in the seafloor (seaquakes)? The example on the right shows that an earthquake off Cape Horn killed 47 whales (link).

There are lots of older reports of whales being injured by seaquakes. It was even suggested in 1935 and again in 1946 that seaquakes disabled navigation in pods of whales and caused them to beach.

Even the US Navy confirmed seaquakes were dangerous in 1966 when it said, “marine life can be destroyed by a seaquake!” (see summary page 59).  The US Navy ought to know so why is it that they refuse to finance a study to investigate seaquakes as the cause of whale beachings? What are they hiding?

They are cover-up seaquake injury because it is identical to sonar injury. In other words, if both sonars and seaquakes kill whales in the same fashion, investigating seaquakes will also convict military sonar and seismic air cannons as well.

Or, maybe they have new acoustic destroyers with 180 one-meter-square hydrophones lining both the port and starboard sides. God-awesome acoustic shock waves that promise to kill every living thing in the water within 25 miles of the ship. The design would look like the picture below. To hide the purpose of the loudest device ever operated in the world’s oceans, the Navy would likely call it a torpedo zapper (makes it sound like a kids bathtub toy). Read more about how the US navy wants to protect its warships with a system that will destroy incoming torpedoes by firing massive underwater shock waves at them.

UN Navy Whale
Torpedo Zapper Kills Whales

The Navy equipped these ships with arrays of 360 transducers each 1-meter square – effectively big flat-panel loudspeakers – running along either side of the hull below the waterline. But these are no ordinary loudspeakers: instead of having a membranous diaphragm that can vibrate in response to a range of audio frequencies, each of the devices has a ram-like cylindrical metal armature at its center. Electromagnets propel the armature outwards at warp-speed, producing a shock wave. The array can be fired like a machine gun.

How many more deadly noise makers is the US Navy hiding?

So it’s really not so strange that whale scientists, working for the US Navy and the oil industry never discussed the concept that a series of low-frequency pressure pulses generated by seaquakes can rupture the cranial air spaces in the heads of an entire pod of diving whales.

The US Navy reported that “marine life can be killed by a seaquake.” So why not openly discuss natural catastrophic undersea disturbance and whales.  Seaquakes knock out their acoustic sense of direction and cause them to swim blindly into a sandy beach. It’s obvious!

Stop lying to the public! There are ways to protect whales from military and oil industry operations. And, believe it or not, there are ways to prevent whale strandings caused by noise pollution. All the US Navy has to do is stop lying and apply a little honest problem-solving.

That’s the trouble when the worst acoustic polluters of the marine environment control of all the money to study acoustic pollution in the backyard of our whales!  We already know that the chickens start disappearing as soon as we put the fox in charge of the chicken coup.

Allowing the US Navy and oil industry to control whale research funding creates a situation in which the scientists must jump in bed with the worst acoustic polluters if they expect to be successful in their chosen field. They got to tiptoe around to make sure they don’t get blacklisted. In other words, the US Navy and the oil industry have the whale scientists in a financial vice grip. They get a lot of perks and tons of money, but they better tow the line or find another job.

This cozy little arrangement has gone on for at least 50 years. But don’t let surprise you. Money usually buys whatever science it wants. And, don’t think for one second that whale scientists don’t publish lies to please their financiers.

Stanford researchers say the best way to get away with a corrupt science paper is to muddle the truth. Lying scientists do not want to get caught so they use obscure language to hide their fraud. (link)

Here’s another way they get away with it. Rather than based on the truth, most scientists build their endeavors on trust. The media helps them by conditioning the public to trust the conclusions of scientific papers without verifying any of the references or doing any research on their own. The media look at this way; if a scientist says it’s so, then the media is off the hook if they publish a lie.

Moreover, the Code of Scientific Ethics permits scientists to trust the scientific references they rely on to prove new claims. A dozen well-placed lies 40 to 50 years ago can easily worm their way into a thousand scientific papers and be referenced today as absolute fact. This system of trust allows greedy whale scientists to use the lies of others to support their own lies. In other words, a lot of today’s whale research is just a matter of searching for previous lies that can be tweeted a little to prove new false conclusions that make the US Navy and oil industry happy. If someone exposes a false conclusion, the blame goes to the original scientists that published the first lie, not to the ones that repeat it.

The best way to clean it up polluted science is for honest scientists to shine a giant spotlight of disgrace on every fabrication. But scientists are trained to never discredit fellow scientists. Like doctors never talk about other doctors. They shift this “honor among thieves and liars” to fellow scientists by shaming everyone that reveals the truth.

In my opinion, whale scientists MUST be exposed when they twist the lies of others to draw conclusions wanted by those that pay for the research. But this does not happen because the so-called foundation of scientific trust is now a quagmire of public betrayal. Fabrications now spread through the very core of whale science.

Let’s start with the truth about why whales strand. And for the sake of presenting a point, pretend to believe what I tell you while you read this article.

us navy whale
beached toothed whales and dolphins always wash ashore with the current

Sudden and unexpected exposure to a series of rapid and excessive changes in diving pressures (low-frequency compression waves) induced by seaquakes, undersea volcanic explosions, impacts with the ocean’s surface by heavenly bodies, military sonar, seismic air cannons, and underwater explosions cause whales to mass strand.

These rapid and excessive changes in diving pressure cause sinus barotrauma. Moreover, because the air inside their cranial air spaces serves to reflect, focus, and channel returning echo-navigation clicks, this injury disables their biosonar system and they swim around lost until one day when the downstream current guides them blindly into a beach.

Archeological evidence shows that pods of offshore toothed whales first mass stranded about 30 million years ago at about the same time they developed a biosonar system and moved from coastal waters into the deep offshore environment. The Greek philosopher Aristotle recorded the first mass stranding 344 years before the birth of Christ. This means an acceptable cause of whale strandings must make as much sense today as it did in Aristotle’s time. The present must agree with the past.

Since military sonar, oil industry air cannons and explosives were not yet invented, an ancient cause must have been some type of natural seafloor upheaval or maybe shock waves generated when a space rock crashed into the sea.

There can be no doubt that these destructive acts of nature generate waves of intense changes in diving pressures (compression waves) that could easily induce sinus barotrauma in a pod of whales while down on a feeding dive.

Such an injury would prevent the pod from making further feeding dives due to intense pain. And, since their fresh water comes from their food, not being able to dive would explain why mass stranded whales are seriously dehydrated with no fresh food in their stomachs. Moreover, because the air in their sinuses and air sacs serves an acoustic purpose, pressure-related sinus barotrauma could easily disable their ability to acoustically sense direction. With no biosonar to guide them, a non-navigating pod will always swim down current in the path of least drag.

And, since the current is the same energy that carries each grain of sand to build and maintain beaches, the odds become overwhelming that a non-navigating pod will swim into a sandy beach. (surface currents guide lost whales ashore)

Furthermore, because the downstream flow of the current is the path of least drag, non-navigating whales, dead or alive, will only swim or float to a beach during a rising tide when the water flows towards the land. In support, 100% of all whale strandings take place when the waves and surface currents are washing ashore. Said differently, whales NEVER strand when the tide is flowing out to the deep sea. Rescuers must release them when the tidal current is flowing back to deep water. Otherwise, the drag of the incoming tide turns them around and they swim back to the beach.

US Navy Whale
Notice the current washing towards shore!

Lost whales can not swim against the flow because the increased resistance turns their streamlined bodies and points them downstream in the path of least drag. It’s like water always flows downhill; whales that have no acoustic sense of direction always swim downstream with the current. The current builds beaches—that’s why they call it whale beachings.

Look at hundreds of videos and pictures of recently stranded whales. If there has not been a great delay in the time the camera person took the film, you will see with your own eyes that beached whales are always swimming with the flow of the current and never against it. This tells you they are not navigating.

You will see debris, seaweed, and other flotsam washed up with the whales. Flotsam has no sense of direction and neither do the whales.

Once you convince yourself that the current guides lost whales ashore, ask why whale scientists can not see this obvious simplicity.  And why is that they rarely if ever talk about the flow of the current during strandings?

US Navy Whale
Beachings take place only when the waves and surface currents are washing ashore. This is true because the lost whales are swimming with the flow and in the path of least drag.
US Navy Whale
Whales never strand when the beach is flat calm because there is no flowing current to guide them ashore. Lost whales mill around with no sense of direction when the current is slack. Said differently, the sense of direction for lost whales comes from the flow of the water.
US Navy whale
Earth Rotates East

The speed and direction of the wind cause surface waters to flow either towards the beach or away from it. But there is a bit more to the story. The flow of the wind-driven surface current is not what we would expect because the earth is spinning around in an easterly direction at about 1,000 miles per hour at the equator. This means that to understand nearshore surface currents, we must add in the influences of the spinning earth known as the Coriolis Effect.

If there is no wind to drive surface currents towards or away from the beach, the Coriolis Effect causes water near the beach on the east coast of North American to flow towards the shoreline and then sink (downwelling), flowing along the bottom back to deeper water. Just the opposite is true for the West Coast where the water mostly flows along the bottom and comes up near the beach (upwelling) and then flows out to sea along the surface.

This means that upwelling on the US West Coast tends to prevent non-navigating whales from stranding while downwelling on the US East Coast guides lost whales to the beach. But the normal flow can change during a strong wind.

This also explains why more cetaceans beach on the US East Coast than on the US West Coast. Every so often, special weather conditions, like the El Niño  in the Pacific, causes the upwelling to change to downwelling and alter the normal stranding patterns. This change recently occurred along the US West Coast (link). The numbers of dead and dying marine mammals washing ashore increase to alarming levels.e

We also need to add another effect of the wind, called the Ekman spiral. In the northern hemisphere, the wind drives the surface flow to the right of the wind direction. In the southern hemisphere, the wind drives the surface currents to the left.

Add all this together. Whales will no sense of direction will strand on the US East Coast during an incoming tide when the wind is blowing in a southerly direction creating a downwelling condition.

On the other hand, non-navigating whales will not strand themselves during an outgoing tidal flow when the wind is northerly, creating an upwelling condition. The opposite would hold true for the US West Coast.

rather confusing study written in 2005 by Dr. Daniel Odell supports this stranding pattern. This publication was the closest whale scientists ever came to solving the mystery of why whales mass strand themselves. However, Dr. Odell was mistaken to suggest that the whales guided into the shore by the inflowing current were following prey. He did not consider the whales had lost their ability to echo-navigate. He knew that had no food in their stomachs. Why did he not wonder if they could dive and echolocate their food? Necropsies done on thousands of stranded animals confirmed the above. All the adults are severely dehydrated. They have no food in their stomachs. Both are clear indication that they had not fed in weeks. If they can not dive and feed, they certainly can not echo-navigate.

Necropsies done on thousands of stranded animals confirmed the above. All the adults are severely dehydrated. They have no food in their stomachs. Both are clear indication that they had not fed in weeks. If they can not dive and feed, they certainly can not echo-navigate. WHY CAN’T SCIENTISTS SEE THIS?

The above also plays a major factor in determining the outcome of rescue efforts. For example, the rescue team must push refloated whales out to sea during a high tide. Lost whales return back to the beach if released when the surface currents are flowing to the shore. The same will happen if a strong wind overpowers the tidal outflow blowing surface waters towards shore. When this happens, the rescue teams pull out the guns. They shoot the whales saying the sea is too rough to save them.

If whale scientists were honest, they would admit stranded whales ALWAYS swim downstream. But only Dr. Daniel Odell could see this. Greed blinds the rest.

whale beach scam
Notice that the waves are always washing in during a whale stranding. Verify this by looking at stranding pictures and videos. The evidence becomes so obvious once you understand what is guiding lost whales ashore. Only a blind person could not see it.

spyhopping pilot whale

Lost whales raise their heads trying to see how to avoid hitting the rocky shore. What does it mean when members of a pod of pelagic odontoceti raise their heads? It means their biosonar system has stopped working.

No matter the source, sinus barotrauma causes all strandings to appear the same. (read how seaquakes cause mass strandings).

Sinus barotrauma renders a pod of odontoceti lost at sea.  Whale scientists know this is true. Buy they have never published anything to suggest whales might suffer a pressure-related diving injury. In fact, they do not even talk about sinus barotrauma in odontoceti species. Most whale scientists are scuba divers making this lack of attention to barotrauma even more suspicious.  As scuba enthusiasts, they know that the most common accident in all divers is sinus barotrauma. They also know natural seafloor upheavals, sonar, air cannons and explosives are dangerous to whales. These events damage their sinuses, air sacs, and middle ear air spaces, the most vulnerable part of their anatomy

US Navy whale
US Navy have bribed whales scientists for 50 years!

There is only one reason to ignore the obvious and its color is green.

The US Navy and the whale scientists they bribe consider pressure-related sinus injuries in deep-diving toothed whales a taboo subject. Why?

Read part two: Whale Scientists Spreading Propaganda! 

If you want to read some really shocking stuff, take a look at;  Did a Seaquake Sink a US Nuclear Submarine?

Capt. David Williams, BSc
Chairman, Deafwhale Society, the oldest whale conservation group in the world.