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Old 13-12-2011, 06:30   #1
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Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

Please excuse me if this has already been posted a 1,000 times. I searched for it on CF but couldn't find it (doesn't mean it's not there somewhere!).

It is a stunning short film of a pod of humpback whales filmed by the Cousteau divers for their charity, The Ocean Futures Society.

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Majestic!
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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

Here's a video some folks took of there efforts freeing a humpback in the Sea of Cortes. I was very moved by their efforts and the joy this animal expressed when freed.

Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets - YouTube
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Absolutely great and a perfect example how those big creatures with their highly developed intelligence respond.
Terrific movie!!!!!
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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

Wonderful! Simply Wonderful!

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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

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Here's a video some folks took of there efforts freeing a humpback in the Sea of Cortes. I was very moved by their efforts and the joy this animal expressed when freed.

Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets - YouTube
hummingway ~ thank you so much for posting this incredible link -- it just goes to show what a huge difference just a few willing souls can make

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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

I had not seen that before, Serena. Thank you for posting it!
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putting yours and your families life on the line to save a whale!
absolutely incredible...
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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

what a wonderful thing to wake up to...

thanks for sharing ; -)
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Re: Humpback Whale Ballet - Cousteau

The Cousteau film is a great argument for diving with rebreathers.

About five winters ago Wonderblond and I did a sunrise dive off the coast of Kauai and briefly encountered humpbacks, but we were on SCUBA and the whales seemed a bit put off by our bubbles.

Pretty amazing to swim with an animal whose pectoral fin is bigger than you are.
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