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Whales being rescued

by Bi0-Hazard / January 20, 2006 10:30 PM PST
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Being rushed by barge
by TONI H / January 21, 2006 12:17 AM PST
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to the English Channel after being hoisted by crane onto the barge and deemed healthy for release about an hour ago. Should be released in about two hours....that barge is really clipping along if you look at live coverage and watch the swells at the back of it.

Over 8 ton and 20 feet long bottle nose whale...determined to be male since females would have asked directions long ago. lol

TONI

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(NT) (NT) I'm guessing you are a female ^^.
by Bi0-Hazard / January 21, 2006 2:18 AM PST
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It may well be too old and sick to survive, though, Toni :-(
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / January 21, 2006 7:41 AM PST
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Also here in South Texas...
by John Robie / January 21, 2006 3:00 AM PST
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Rare North Atlantic whale found in Bay of Corpus Christi, Tx. They know its name "Boomerang" and it is the farthest west sighted ever of the extremely rare whale. Boomerang currently has a 6 week old calf and is usually seen every summer near the border of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, and in the spring and fall off Cape Cod, Mass.

What is unusual is her being in the shallow bay of Corpus Christi which is seperated from the Gulf Of Mexico by Padre Island. There is a narrow man made ship channel to the Gulf and lets hope she & her calf find it back out.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8F8MO9G0.html

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(NT) (NT) Whale didn't make it - just reported on cnn
by grimgraphix / January 21, 2006 3:16 AM PST
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Pretty sad stuff
by Bi0-Hazard / January 21, 2006 6:23 AM PST

Well at least people care is what really counts I guess....

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(NT) (NT) Helping the environment?
by Evie / January 21, 2006 6:45 AM PST
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to the museum or a landfill?
by jonah jones / January 23, 2006 4:47 AM PST
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London Whale: Your Views

Rumours are spreading over what will happen to the London whale, which died on Saturday after swimming up the Thames into the centre of the city.

Some are calling for the whale to be put in the Natural History Museum, and there is now talk it may be incinerated or put in a landfill site.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1209999,00.html


sad ending Sad

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This stuff is a peeve of mine.
by Cindi Haynes / January 23, 2006 8:12 AM PST
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While I hate the idea of harm coming to any of God's creatures, it seems to me that every time an event like this occurs there's a huge rescue operation, the poor mammal/bird/reptile/whatever ends up dying anyway, and how much money is spent in these ''rescue'' efforts?

Sort of like when a dog goes off alone to die, don't people stop to think that maybe THAT'S what these creatures are actually doing when they end up in places they're not usually found?

Let nature take it's course. Seems it's more like torturing these beasts at the end of their lives under the guise of ''rescuing'' them.

--Cindi

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(NT) (NT) Great points!
by Evie / January 23, 2006 8:14 AM PST
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I totally agree!
by Glenda / January 23, 2006 9:06 AM PST

I wonder how much of that money could have been used to feed People??? Whales beach themselves on purpose, It is no accident!

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Let nature take it's course
by jonah jones / January 23, 2006 11:24 AM PST

so.........if your brother is naturally suicidal...


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