Attack on surfaced US sub

From Strategy Page.com

Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you.

Now thats pretty funny.

Off the topic somewhat, but the bear reminded me of a Discovery channel show I saw.

Near the artic, the water freezes very fast at certain points of the year. Now, these schools of mamals (I think they were some version of small whales) get stuck miles from open water and have to surface for air then dive under where they can go without air for about 20 minutes. But they have to keep surfacing as a school so that the movement of their waves keeps a breathing open area from freezing up. So literaly, 24 hours a day for about 3 months they have to keep this up. No eating, sleeping or anything for 3 months!

Now the bad part. Polar bears are at the surface of the air hole! These bears know whats going on and know that there is only only spot these animals can come up for air. Its very hard for a Polar bear to capture a 200 pound wet and slipery animal, but these poor whales get swiped at. The program showed the many scars these guys get, just trying to get some air....for three months!

Blew my mind when I saw it. Put my life in perspective pretty damn quick, too.

"Yomm" wrote:

Its very hard for a Polar bear to capture a 200 pound wet and slipery animal, but these poor whales get swiped at.

Let alone a sub with 7,460 ton surface displacement.

Yeah but imagine what damage a swipe could do to the anti sonar coating Could cost thousands of dollars!

That brought a smile to my face on this last day of finals. Great link, Rat Boy!