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Old 9th October 2018, 01:24 PM   #1
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Swimming while cetecean

So these three guys were swimming in Puget Sound, minding their own business, and this lady calls the cops on them just because they're whales.
https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status...31085405360128
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Old 9th October 2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
So these three guys were swimming in Puget Sound, minding their own business, and this lady calls the cops on them just because they're whales.
https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status...31085405360128


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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
So these three guys were swimming in Puget Sound, minding their own business, and this lady calls the cops on them just because they're whales.
https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status...31085405360128
Wow, she really found a way to ruin that once in a lifetime experience. I feel bad for that guy.
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Wow, she really found a way to ruin that once in a lifetime experience. I feel bad for that guy.
I had the same thought.
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Old 9th October 2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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Wow, she really found a way to ruin that once in a lifetime experience. I feel bad for that guy.
Absolutely! A tremendous, once in a lifetime event and rather than enjoy it he had to deal with this idiot, who I gather was his adult daughter. What an idiot.

Also by being forced by the panicking daughter (and by her enabler -perhaps her husband?) to start the engine with the whale so close to his boat the dad was probably guilty of violating the laws against putting cetaceans at risk of potential harm.
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Perhaps they weren't so stupid after all: having heard their remarks any intelligent mammal would indeed try to kill them. A self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts!
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They've been watching too much Jaws.
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Some people just shouldn't leave their living rooms.

I would have told her to shut up or we're tossing her over the side.
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Old 9th October 2018, 04:25 PM   #11
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Absolutely! A tremendous, once in a lifetime event and rather than enjoy it he had to deal with this idiot, who I gather was his adult daughter. What an idiot.
I'm reminded of those Bostonian dudes who mistook a sun fish for a baby whale. But at least they didn't panic.
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I wonder what, exactly, she expected the cops (or whoever) to do in response to her 911 call.

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Panicky woman: "There's three whales under our boat."
911 operator: "Cool!"

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I'm reminded of those Bostonian dudes who mistook a sun fish for a baby whale. But at least they didn't panic.
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Old 10th October 2018, 01:26 PM   #14
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Wow, she really found a way to ruin that once in a lifetime experience. I feel bad for that guy.
In Boston, for about $50 each, you can pay to take a ferry out to the whale feeding grounds to see some whales. It's a popular tour. You don't get anywhere near as close as these folks. What a wasted experience. : (
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In Boston, for about $50 each, you can pay to take a ferry out to the whale feeding grounds to see some whales. It's a popular tour. You don't get anywhere near as close as these folks.
Sometimes you do; when I went, we had whales right up against the boat.
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I wonder what, exactly, she expected the cops (or whoever) to do in response to her 911 call.
Pass it on to the Coast Guard, presumably.
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Old 10th October 2018, 07:23 PM   #18
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Get a boat.
Go out on the water.
LOOK at the water.
See stuff.

Molas, blue sharks, Elephant seal, pilot whale the size of my boat, right next to it at 20 mph. Blue whale tails off Monterrey. A million porpoises at once- okay, well, thousands. Sleeping Marlin. A Marlin headed north at speed, 'porpoising' in and out of the water. Flying fish. Mako shark is delicious. Welcome to San Diego. Next travelogue, Baja California. Boojum Trees anyone? Jewel Moray?

And my sister thinks she has to fly somewhere for Eco Tourism.
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Old 11th October 2018, 12:30 AM   #19
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Pfft. Human fatalities from ship strikes (i.e. collision with whales and other marine wildlife) aren't unheard of. They're just less common than dying from a lightning strike. Whale fatalities on the other hand...

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To be a little fair, I totally understand the girl's general fear. As cool as it would be to have a whale that close, if it was just hanging around the small boat I was in and going under it, I'd be concerned it might inadvertently tip the boat over and want to get some distance between the boat and the whale. But turning on the prop to get away could mean hurting the whale, which I wouldn't want to do either.
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I bet if they dove in they wold have seen that the whale had an erection. Probably has a thing for a Cuddy Cabin in white fiberglass. They don't call them Hump Backs for nothing.

No, wait, opposite- Mama whale wants to push her baby up to the surface so babe can breath. The boat was much smaller than the whale.
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I made the same deal with whales that I made with insects and rodents: if we're outside, live and let live. If you come into my house, I'll smush you. Let all whales learn from the cricket I killed in my bathroom this morning!
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I made the same deal with whales that I made with insects and rodents: if we're outside, live and let live. If you come into my house, I'll smush you. Let all whales learn from the cricket I killed in my bathroom this morning!
Whales are smart, and learn quickly - probably why you haven't had to smush one yet.

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To be a little fair, I totally understand the girl's general fear. As cool as it would be to have a whale that close, if it was just hanging around the small boat I was in and going under it, I'd be concerned it might inadvertently tip the boat over and want to get some distance between the boat and the whale. But turning on the prop to get away could mean hurting the whale, which I wouldn't want to do either.
Yes, there is always some risk in a close encounter with a large animal, but going into panic mode is not going to do you any good. I've never had an encounter with a whale (living ~1000 miles from the nearest ocean makes that pretty unlikely), but I've had several with moose and one with a bison, both animals that have been known to kill people. Yes, the adrenaline flows and the heart rate increases, but I always managed to keep my head, and there is always a sense of relief when the big critter walks or runs away, or simply goes back to munching on the vegetation, having decided that I'm not a threat.
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At least it is shorter. I guess?

Real twist at the end though, why woot.com? I guess if it goes viral it's not a bad ad.
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You'll never hear about this from CNN because it doesn't fit the narrative.
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You'll never hear about this from CNN because it doesn't fit the narrative.
In fairness, itís difficult to fit whales into most things.
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In fairness, itís difficult to fit whales into most things.
Including dumpsters.

Oh well. That's not the worst way people have tried to dispose of a whale carcass.
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Including dumpsters.

Oh well. That's not the worst way people have tried to dispose of a whale carcass.
That was just a little tiny whale. If it was an actual whale sized whale, well, I don't think they make dumpsters big enough.
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So these three guys were swimming in Puget Sound, minding their own business, and this lady calls the cops on them just because they're whales.
https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status...31085405360128
I'd disown my family if I were him. What a bunch of idiots.
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In Boston, for about $50 each, you can pay to take a ferry out to the whale feeding grounds to see some whales. It's a popular tour. You don't get anywhere near as close as these folks. What a wasted experience. : (
Same at many places in Australia, most particularly Hervey Bay in Queensland. These people are complete morons, and almost certainly broke the law by turning on their motor too (It would certainly be illegal here at any rate). What a waste.
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In Boston, for about $50 each, you can pay to take a ferry out to the whale feeding grounds to see some whales. It's a popular tour. You don't get anywhere near as close as these folks. What a wasted experience. : (
In Norway, for $50, you can get around 2kg of tender juicy whale meat.
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Same at many places in Australia, most particularly Hervey Bay in Queensland. These people are complete morons, and almost certainly broke the law by turning on their motor too (It would certainly be illegal here at any rate). What a waste.
Illegal here (I'm in the same area as the video) as well. There's one whale watching excursion company here in Port Townsend, but just across the Strait in Victoria, BC, there are tons of them. Including one called "Prince of Whales".
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In Norway, for $50, you can get around 2kg of tender juicy whale meat.
Which you can take home and prepare it in a traditional Norwegian manner: cover in 2kg of salt, then bury it underground for 6 months and then dig it up and then leave it in a ditch for another month, and then present it to a visiting foreigner telling them it is a time honoured tradition to present this to visitors...
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This is what we do with cetaceans in Austalia. Jays cousin must live over here.


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Which you can take home and prepare it in a traditional Norwegian manner: cover in 2kg of salt, then bury it underground for 6 months and then dig it up and then leave it in a ditch for another month, and then present it to a visiting foreigner telling them it is a time honoured tradition to present this to visitors...
Sounds like a time honored tradition to prevent visitors.
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Old 13th October 2018, 06:32 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Sounds like a time honored tradition to prevent visitors.
You have to think of something to keep you amused when the winter is 364.5 days long.
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Which you can take home and prepare it in a traditional Norwegian manner: cover in 2kg of salt, then bury it underground for 6 months and then dig it up and then leave it in a ditch for another month, and then present it to a visiting foreigner telling them it is a time honoured tradition to present this to visitors...
That's fake news!

We would never give the good stuff to visitors.

That's what the herrings are for.
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