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Old 29-06-2013, 09:30   #46
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Re: Japanese boat smacks into partially submerged object : video

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I'm glad at least them camera was on watch...
No one's crossing an ocean with a weather eye scanning the horizon 24/7. And even if you did, there's that whole "night time" problem.
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Old 29-06-2013, 09:35   #47
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Really?....We were on my boat going down the Ca. coast. Maybe not 100% but the person on watch should scan on occasion. I made the comment in jest because the camera caught it.
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Really?....We were on my boat going down the Ca. coast. Maybe not 100% but the person on watch should scan on occasion. I made the comment in jest because the camera caught it.
Honestly I don't see it as a whale. Big brown object off to the starboard there. Maybe whales look different in that part of the world. The ones I've seen are black or grey.

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Old 29-06-2013, 10:28   #49
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Re: Whale Collision near Japan - Merged

Not sure what you're seeing but in the video at 15 secs, you can see one fin directly ahead of the boat. At 22, you see two fins and at 27 you see one again. Then the boat hits. They are clearly whales, looks like a cow and calf, probably sleeping.
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I have a idea about whales being hit by some sailing boats, And not by other sailing boats ! I think it has to do with noise the hull make in the water! I know that some boats make more noise thru the water then others do ! I know our Colvin was noisey at even mild speeds ! And it seems that whales always went around us and very very seldom even under us ! But other boats Ive sailed were less noisey in the water and the whales seem to come a lot closer!! I could be wrong, but thats what Ive figured out over the years! Our new to us boat is a lot less noisey then our old Colvin, I hope that that they don't try to hitch a ride !! Just my 2 cents
A fin whale (largest of the species except the similar blue whale) was found in puget sound a couple weeks ago ...dead. Analysis was he was hit by a freighter. We get a few with this death every year. I imagine they dont understand the speed of a freighter. Also, my experience is that whales (at times when they are moving from point A to point B ....not feeding , playing mating etc) seem to go on "autopilot mode" and just cruise along. That could be their downfall with the freighter traffic these days. I once had a Killer Whale almost hit me head on... he never did acknowledge that my boat existed and missed me by about 3-4 feet. I could have almost touched his dorsal fin. I saw him coming a mile ahead and thought "well, he will disappear as soon as he sees me", I was reading a book with AP on. Next thing I know WOW there he is!
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Old 29-06-2013, 11:08   #51
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Damn.. Damn.. DAMN....
Gotta stop with the 'Black Humour'... it upsets folk...
Please don't, I would really miss it.
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Damn.. Damn.. DAMN....
Gotta stop with the 'Black Humour'... it upsets folk...
Be careful............... look what happened to Paula Dean!
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Old 29-06-2013, 13:14   #53
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Scoobert, if you want to make ridiculous statements like this, at least go through the trouble of supporting them with real data.

whats real? its all speculation. when the earth pop doubles in size, they will have new research. every day they discover something. frankly they just like to blah blah blah and have no idea.
its like oil. they keep saying how we will run out of oil, now then, later whenever. every time they open their mouths, some one finds new oil.

science is far from fact most of the time.

polar bears going extinct too, right?

you cant trust science, because no one is truly objective.
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I am sorry the collision occurred. Bad for both parties. We can always put the sterilization clinic in front of the food store.
"children of men"
they hand out suicide kits with food rations.
"soylent green"
suicide building, where the infirm and old go to die nicely.
"brave new world"
a fun approach to death.

its always toyed with, many eco-minded people think it, few say it.
the smart ones do not mention it.

if people are smashing into whales all over the place, there must be a buku amount of whales, eh?
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There should be a "like" button for comments like Cfarrar's.
Couldn't agree more!
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"children of men"
they hand out suicide kits with food rations.
"soylent green"
suicide building, where the infirm and old go to die nicely.
"brave new world"
a fun approach to death.

its always toyed with, many eco-minded people think it, few say it.
the smart ones do not mention it.

if people are smashing into whales all over the place, there must be a buku amount of whales, eh?
I thought the full moon was over...I'm wondering were CF has gone these days with all this side ways posting.
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Re: Whale Collision near Japan - Merged

buku = beau coup, which is plenty. Or more. I've never been accused of being smart.
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Re: Whale Collision near Japan - Merged

"I IS WHAT I IS, AND I AIN'T GUNNA CHANGE", said Paula Dean. Her next job should be teaching whales how to read charts, and be on the lookout so that they will not hit little bitsy boats!

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"children of men"
they hand out suicide kits with food rations.
"soylent green"
suicide building, where the infirm and old go to die nicely.
"brave new world"
a fun approach to death.

its always toyed with, many eco-minded people think it, few say it.
the smart ones do not mention it.

if people are smashing into whales all over the place, there must be a buku amount of whales, eh?
This guy has to be joking
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