This is the first published
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4 November 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 40
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A 4 metres long decomposed cetacean, minus its head (according to David Wood) was washed up on Shoreham Beach, near the Old Fort, and then quickly washed out back out to sea by the heavy waves in the aftermath of the storms (still a steady Gale Force 7).
Dr Gerald Legg, Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton has positively identified it as a Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas, (Family: Delphinidae).
"I was able to extract three vertebrae and virtually the entire front left forelimb (shoulder girdle, arm bones and wrist bones but not phalanges). Nice pong! I can't use my Swiss Army Knife for peeling apples now - or at least until the pong wears off (and I boiled it in hospital detergent!). Shame we could not get the head which I understand from some observers was present at one time and from others that it was not. Judging from the decomposition and rate of drift it must have come hundreds of miles - out in the Atlantic presumably.Should you hear of any others or like about do let me know and I will resharpen my knife ..."
Hundreds of Cuttlebones, Sepia officinalis, were also washed up on the strandline.Report by Andy Horton with help from Ray Hamblett.
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
Words of the Week
1c natural regeneration: see NATURAL a.
consolidation | knslde()n | n. LME. [Late L consolidatio(n-), f. as prec.: see -ATION.] 1 The action or an act of uniting or amalgamating; combination into a single whole. LME. 2 The action or an act of making (more) solid or compact. E17. 3 (A) strengthening, esp. of power, position, or organization. E17.consolidationist n. an advocate of federal rule in the US M19.
| nt | a. & n. M17. [L inert-, iners unskilled, inactive, f.
as IN-3 + art-, ars skill, ART n.1] A adj. 1 Of matter or a material thing:
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance; inanimate; having
the property of inertia. M17. b Without active chemical or physiological
properties; unreactive. E19. 2 Of a person, an animal, etc.: inactive,
slow; not inclined for or capable of action or movement; motionless. L18.
| sawn | a. & n. ME. [(O)Fr. sanguin(e) f. L sanguineus: see
SANGUINEOUS.] A adj. 1 a Blood-red. Also sanguine red. Now only literary,
in Her., & in names of animals and plants. ME. b Of the complexion:
florid, ruddy. L17. 2 a Of or pertaining to blood; consisting of or containing
blood. Now rare. LME. b Causing or delighting in bloodshed; bloody, sanguinary.
Now poet. & rhet. E18. 3 Hist. Having the constitution characterized
by the predominance of blood over the other three bodily humours, believed
to be indicated by a ruddy face and a brave and hopeful amorous disposition.
LME. 4 Having the temperament attributed to people of this constitution
(now Hist.); confident, optimistic. E16.
falaks | n. Pl. phalanxes (chiefly in senses 1, 2), phalanges
| flandiz | (chiefly in senses 3, 4). M16. [L phalanx, phalang- f.
Gk phalagx.] 1 A line or array of battle (Gk Hist.); spec. a body of heavy-armed
infantry drawn up in close order, with shields touching and long spears
overlapping (famous in the Macedonian army); any compact body of troops
or police officers. M16. 2 A number of people banded together for
a common purpose, esp. in support of or in opposition to some cause; a
union so formed; a compact body of people or animals (or things) massed
in order, e.g. for attack or defence. E17. b A group of people living together
in community, free of external regulation and holding property in common.
M19. 3 Anat. & Zool. Each of the bones of the fingers and toes. Usu.
in pl. L17. 4 Bot. A group of stamens united by fusion of their filaments.
| sltn, s- | n. Now chiefly Hist. OE. [f. SALT n.1 + OE aern building,
place (cf. BARN n.1 & v.).] A building in which salt is obtained by
boiling or evaporation; a salt-works. Also, an area of land laid out with
pools in which seawater is allowed to evaporate.
phalanges The bones that make up the *digits of the hand or foot in vertebrates. They articulate with the *metacarpals of the hand or with the *metatarsals of the foot. In the basic *pentadactyl limb there are two phalanges for the first digit (the thumb or big toe in humans) and three for each of the others.
The upsurge of EFora
on all subjects (a
few have been recommended before in these bulletins) are an important way
in which the Internet
will change the world.
See the Profusion Search method below.
Poem of the Week
Down in the Flood (extract)
that high tide's risin',
(de Braose family)
Click on the seal to visit this excellent web site.
by Lynda Denyer
ADUR VALLEY EFORUM PAGE
The Adur Valley eForum covering all aspects of life in the Adur Valley commences. You can join by spending a few minutes on the following site, and then you can post messages on almost anything about life in Shoreham-by-sea and the Adur Valley, including, Lancing, Sompting, Southwick, Steyning and the smaller villages in the valley.
THE BEST WAY TO JOIN THE
is to click on the link to the
logo, and register as a new member. Allow 10 minutes on-line, but the process should be much quicker.
Then you can go to the Adur Valley page and register to join.
The following choices will have to be made:
1) Receive mail in a daily bulletin.
2) Receive each EMail individually (this may result in too many EMails)
Choose not to receive EMails, which means you can visit the web page to
choose what subjects look interesting. You can, also, just receive a list
of the subjects in a daily digest.
If the latter applies, you will have to click on the menu item Messages.
These choices can be altered at a later date. They can also be altered by me, if you cannot work out how to do it.
Extract from the St. Botolph's Church web site (which contains much more information)
St. Botolph’s Parish Church is the parish church of Botolphs village - one of the smallest villages in West Sussex and in the country. Even with the nearby hamlet of Annington (also served by this church) the total adult population is just 44 people.
The church is over 1000 years old - the nave was built in 950, although the present tower and chancel were added around 1250.
The church is on the South Downs Way, and is sometimes called “The Walkers’ Church”. Many tourists visit because of the antiquity of the church. It is open most days.
The Revd. Timothy L’Estrange, MA
of the NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC
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Sponsorship is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
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