Whales and Boats

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oldsalt
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Whales and Boats

Post by oldsalt » Tue May 12, 2020 7:23 pm

Even though the law tells boaters to give a wide berth to whales, the whales don't always make it possible. Here are several instances I have seen this week while watching whales from home.
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Power boat and whale
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Whaler and whale
These kayakers decided to watch the whale when it came close by.
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Then the whale turned toward them.
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The whale dives under them and comes up on the other side.
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The paddlers seemed to have had enough and headed toward shore. The whale turned and followed them. Funny animals.
Early this morning, this beautiful pilothouse sailboat motored in. I doubt that the captain ever noticed the whale at his side.
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Sailboat and whale
Any boater who has spent much time on the Salish Sea has been surprised by a surfacing whale.
-Curt :rawlings:
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Re: Whales and Boats

Post by jpa » Wed May 13, 2020 1:23 pm

Nice. Much harder to be surprised when there are 20 whale watching boats flitting about. Even then we've had to stop and wait for them to pass.

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