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Old 13th October 2018, 09:08 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
This is what we do with cetaceans in Austalia. Jays cousin must live over here.


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Old 13th October 2018, 10:33 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Pass it on to the Coast Guard, presumably.
Why? I'm sure they get to see whales all the time in their line of work.
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Old 13th October 2018, 11:22 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
Why? I'm sure they get to see whales all the time in their line of work.
Dark skinned whales. Probably shoot them.
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Old 13th October 2018, 02:23 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
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.

When I used to sail my Hobie Cat out of Bogue Sound past Shackleford Banks (NC Outer Banks) I would often have dolphins escorting me. Sometimes almost close enough to touch. Quite a trip when sitting on a trampoline deck less than two feet above the water.

I was also glad to see them for more selfish reasons. Supposedly when there are dolphins around it means that the sharks aren't.

That passage is also pretty well known for sharks. I wouldn't feel quite as comfortable with sharks next to the boat while on a trampoline less than two feet above the water.
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Old 13th October 2018, 09:27 PM   #45
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Why? I'm sure they get to see whales all the time in their line of work.
Capsizing is cold water is fairly dangerous. Of course, the average ocean temperature in the Puget sound is 40-some odd degrees in the dead of winter, from what I can find online. At which temperature your average human being will be able to maintain consciousness for 30-60 minutes. Though not something I'd ever feel the need to test, personally.

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Old 14th October 2018, 10:47 AM   #46
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And it only ever gets up to around 53F (11C) in the summer which is why you don't see us Seattleites swimming in the Sound much. Hypothermia is a year-round risk here.
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