Sea Monsters of Olaus Magnus' Carte marina

Anti-Whale Music
Olaus Magnus/©Corbis

Anti-Whale Music: Need to drive away a whale? Why simply jettison some barrels you don't need anymore and have a member of the crew blow the trumpet -- or at least that's what we see here.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.