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05-31-2007 07:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: whale news

This is not really a woodworking topic, but I saw in the news that the Humpback whales made it back to the ocean. Kind of interesting as I live close to 100 miles inland and they were within 5 miles of my home. I’m really glad to see that they made it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#1 posted 05-31-2007 12:24 PM

Same here!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 05-31-2007 01:32 PM

Ditto, man it would have been awesome if you could been able to see them…I have always bee in awe of whales….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#3 posted 05-31-2007 02:02 PM

10-4 good buddy, let them whales go on.

Glad they made as well Wayne. Did you get the chance to go and see them?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 05-31-2007 04:17 PM

I saw an intarsia of whales yesterday…this topic sort of fits. LOL…I used to live where I could see them from the balcony from time to time. Now I live where I see them in intarsia. shrug

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#5 posted 05-31-2007 06:15 PM

Yeah. We were actually considering heading out your direction to go see if we could see ‘em, but last Monday it sounded like they were moving pretty fast, and now they’ve been spotted outside the Golden Gate.

Humpbacks are amazing creatures. We spent some time in Alaska two years ago and saw tons of breeches, and had a pod surface all around the boat we were in. Hearing nothing but the slap of the water against the side of the boat and these 40 ton creatures breathing was an incredible experience.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 05-31-2007 07:06 PM

Glad to hear it…Such beautiful and gentle creatures. We have lots of humpbacks around for most of the summer here. I’ve been on the water in a small sailboat and had one come up and check us out. Rolled on it’s side to get a good look at us from 20 ft away. We took down the sails and just drifted and it stayed with us for almost 1/2 hour. You could tell he was just curious. Had a mother and calf swim under me off Maui. I was getting ready to jump off the boat for a quick dip when I saw them coming…maybe 30 ft down…incredibly impessive sight. Unfortunately they were gone by the time I retrieved a mask, fins and underwater camera.

Makes you wonder how the Japanese, Norwegians and others can still kill them for meat. How a culture that seems so civilized in so many ways can still be so barbaric as to slaughter such obviously intelligent creatures is beyond me.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 06-01-2007 05:53 AM

I did not fight the crowds to see them. I’m just glad they made it back to where they belong. I agree Bob, there is no need to harvest whales.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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