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The Whale




If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle,

you would have read about a female humpback whale

who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps

and lines.



She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused

her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of

line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line

tugging in her mouth.



A fisherman spotted her just east of the FarraloneIslands

(outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help.



Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was

so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her ...
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a very dangerous proposition.





One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.






They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.




When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.

She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them,

pushed gently around-she thanked them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.


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The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was

following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.




May you, and all those you love,

be so blessed and fortunate ..

to be surrounded by people

who will help you get untangled

from the things that are binding you.



And, may you always know the joy

of giving and receiving gratitude.





I pass this on to you, my friend, in the same spirit.[/center]​
 
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Why do I have a lump in my throat and feel like singing Kumbaya?

Just Joking, cool story on the intelligence of whales.
 

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That's cool. I once saved a robin that was tangled in fishing line.It seemed to know I was helping it,and it's mate sat on a tree limb about 10 feet away watching the whole thing.
 

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marine mamals are the most awesome thing on the planet, i have been blessed with the chance to swim with wild porpoise and sealions on several occasions and it is the most spiritual thing there is. some day i hope to swim with the great whales
 

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Thanks for the great post, Jay. It's nice to read some good news once in a while. Now where was I, oh yeah, trying to figure out how I can kill a big fish and fry it up. J/K, Thanks again for the post. O0
 

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Glad to see this touched everyone. With all the bad crap, lies, hate, killing and what not we're faced with everyday its good to see there are still storys that can touch people.

I use to watch the news but now I dont do to the fact its all negitive.


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Jay_In_Parker said:
I use to watch the news but now I dont do to the fact its all negitive.


[me=Jay_In_Parker] [/me]
i'll second that!
 
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