Thursday, December 13, 2018

Waikato Times letter of the week #88

From the edition of Friday 13 December. As always, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times.
Whale stranding theory 101 
What a sad catastrophe, the beaching of so many whales around the coasts of NZ. No real reason for this periodic disaster appears to be officially found. I’d like to suggest a possible reason.
Whales send and receive sounds underwater that allow them to navigate their marine terrain and to keep in contact with their mammalian community. So one can understand their confusion/disorientation when their delicate hearing is assaulted with an enormous blast 
of sound from which there is no escape. Could this be from the navigational system of a nuclear submarine which has the capability of circumnavigating NZ under water? Our nuclear-free policy would stop any call into a port, and homeland security would stop any connection between whales beaching and a nuclear submarines presence. It’s just a suspicion not a conspiracy theory.
Peter H Wood, Thames


Punch said...

When is the report on the latest Hamilton Press Club lunch due? I read of some verbal stoush. Was it angry or was Plunket just tired and emotional ? I await your comments.

Stephen Stratford said...

Soon. I missed the last one, which had a verbal stoush, but was present for this one. Yes it involved Sean Plunket. He can't have been tired and emotional because his main outburst was early in the piece, but I took notes.