Whale trouble

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Big Malky
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Whale trouble

Post by Big Malky » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:52 am

Interesting video on euro news and YouTube today of kayaker in an AE model in Norway getting up close and personal :shock:

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Post by JCOOLEY » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:12 am

here is the full original version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3GXqmJcE24

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Post by Big Malky » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Here is the clip I was watching. Have had big seals close to me in the North Sea that was thrilling enough.


Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WLpChid ... ata_player

I wonder if the orca thought that the bottom of the AE was a big seal.

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Post by PJohanson » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:50 pm

Yup! The video is another reminder to leave at least a hundred yards/metres between you and a whale -- two hundred if you can! We are the adaptable animal... we should give them lots and lots of room.
When we see whales, my paddling friends knock on our sea kayaks and talk loudly in hopes that the whales will hear us. Banging on my AE inflatables doesn't make a loud noise like knocking on a hard plastic kayak, but it's something.

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