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Old 13-08-2013, 07:16   #1
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Whale pulled my chain

We had a interesting experience at Rooney Point, Fraser Island QLD on Sunday. Four whales took a liking to Sea Trek III, fantastic experience until one got tangled with the anchor chain. Here is the link to the video of the event.

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Sounds neat but the video won't play. It says it is private. Hope the whale is ok.
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"We are sorry but this is a limited access video". OK I can understand why someone would limit access to his video, but why posting a link to such video on the forum?
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Re: Whale pulled my chain

The video host site probably limits video streaming to certain countries.
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Sorry about that. I've made it public now my fail not too tech savvy......
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Sorry about that. I've made it public now my fail not too tech savvy......
Very interesting, I'm sure their curiosity, and ours, is mutual.
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Re: Whale pulled my chain

When I heard this thread title, I thought the OP was yanking my chain.
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Always a humbling experience to be near such huge creatures. Thanks for sharing!

Just curious--how deep was the water there?
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What an awesome experience! Beautiful anchorage too from what I could see.
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Very awesome.
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Re: Whale pulled my chain

Thanks god you had a Manson Supreme Anchor! Even a whale can't move it! yes I went there

Very cool even with them "yanking your chain" !

how come no one got in the water? Seems like a good opportunity. Alligators?
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Did you have guns onboard? :-)

Sorry, couldn't resist!!!

Awesome video.
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Always a humbling experience to be near such huge creatures. Thanks for sharing!

Just curious--how deep was the water there?
We were in about 5 metres..
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Re: Whale pulled my chain

Don't know much about humpbacks, but it seems unusual to me that they'd be playing around in such shallow water.

They sure did seem to like your boat!
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Don't know much about humpbacks, but it seems unusual to me that they'd be playing around in such shallow water.

They sure did seem to like your boat!
In the 1st few seconds of the video when they are at a distance they would of only been in about 2 metres.

Those whales do have good taste
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