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The great white whale is real and having some fun down under

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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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Everyone probably remembers Moby Dick who was a sperm whale.....well....meet Migaloo a postulated 30 year old Humpback ! The linked article has a video which I have no idea on how to embed. Migaloo was first spotted around 1990 and has returned once again to surprise and entertain whale watchers in Australia ...


Jump, Migaloo! In recent months, we’ve seen photographs of white giraffes and even a white moose. Now, footage has been shared of a rare white humpback whale, and nature enthusiasts can’t contain their excitement. The whale, named Migaloo (after the Aboriginal word meaning “white man”), was recently spotted off the coast of Sydney, Australia. And, he is just as majestic as many remember.


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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:31 AM
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For you, OP.

That's so beautiful!

Haha!

From "Moby Dick":

"Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me." (Ahab)

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.” As a Christian I fully concur. All that control. Gawd help us if we lose our inhibitions.




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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 04:50 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I used to have a recurring dream about Whales in a bay. I have had many amazing dreams about the ocean as I live right by the Atlantic ocean. I have dreamed of huge waves, ridiculously high and powerful. They are my favourite dreams. I love the ocean. I went over to the Scilly Islands from Penzance (Cornwall, UK) to visit my niece (she was working over there) and escort "green girl" to her proximity this Summer. It is about 37 miles off the mainland. The boat journey was sooo beautiful.

Whales are mesmerising to watch. They are so majestic and stunning. Australia must be a cool place for all the crazy wildlife you have, so different to the rest of the world. I hope you guys do better at keeping it than we do in the Northern Hemisphere. We are so destructive. Migaloo needs to learn respect for nature like the Original Australians had.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 05:21 AM
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Whale watching
I see whales passing frequently at this time of year, if you want to get close the website I linked will get you as close as possible.

There are dolphins as well most of the year round...



The only reason wildlife is healthy here is a lack of people, when the population here explodes the wildlife will die ....its only matter of time in the current way of thinking.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 06:26 AM
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Our air breathing oceanic friends are quite special , more so if you can see them up close . Only yesterday here in south oz i was fishing with my youngest lad and while shifting spots we spotted a small pod of dolphins . Said to the lad . lets see if we can pick them up . Well he says what do you mean and i said watch this . Drove over near them and dropped the speed of the boat to around 7 or 8 kph and straight up they went bow surfing ( i believe there is a pressure wave built up by the boat ) Anyways they were in front out to the side everywhere for about 2 minutes and the lad got footage on his phone which i would put below but honestly dont know how . Thing is , i swear they were looking at us every time they surfaced , not us looking at them . Smart creatures .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 06:31 AM
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Hi.

Upload the video to youtube and then you can post it here. You could upload it to another site other than youtube, but then you could only link to the video. That is why youtube is best for ATS.

Do you know how to upload it to youtube. Do you need help with that or just posting it here?

I will show you how if you like, just message me.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 06:38 AM
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Do you know how to upload it to youtube. Do you need help with that or just posting it here?


Ha ha , i thought i was pretty special getting it from my phone to my email . Its a pretty basic phone , i use it for ... you know .... making phone calls . The lad took the footage and while its ok on the phone its very pix-elated full screen . Was hoping to just post a small version . But that said thank you very much for the offer .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:08 AM
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Australia must be a cool place for all the crazy wildlife you have, so different to the rest of the world. I hope you guys do better at keeping it than we do in the Northern Hemisphere.


Sadly since white people have been here the native fauna have taken a great hit , mainly the smaller mammals but others as well . Pretty ashamed of my white heritage to be honest when it comes to Australia's wildlife . While the thylacene has hope for being re discovered many animals are long gone . Cane toads , cats , foxes , indian mynahs , feral pigeons , starlings , rats mice the list goes on . Europeans . good arent we .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Animals are opportunists too. Not all of those introductions were intentional.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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Good to see a unique looking whale survive this long from illegal whaling. There should be no reason now a days to even consider hunting whales unless they somehow overpopulated like deer.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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Animals are opportunists too. Not all of those introductions were intentional.


Name one apart from rats and mice that were not intentional .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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There should be no reason now a days to even consider hunting whales unless they somehow overpopulated like deer.


While the southern wright whale is not hunted anymore ( i think ) the Japanese are still killing hundreds of other species every year for research purposes .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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The brown tree snake in Guam. Several species of insect including on kind of ant that lives pretty near around the world now - Argentine ant? I forget for sure. I do know that shipping has opened the doors to animals hitching rides on the things we send all over. Not so different from how animals are theorized to have colonized the Galapagos by riding rafts of floating vegetation.

There are also animals like the Asian carp in the US that were never intended to be released but got out anyhow. Or people who take a romantic view of their former pets and don't consider the costs and release them into the wild, but that's hardly confined to white folks.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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most of the animals i mentioned above were deliberately introduced . Thank you now i can add carp .



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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I'm not denying people went through a phase where they thought they could add animals to "fix" the native ecosystem. In a sense, we're still in it. Only now, we genetically modify the things we release assuming we've created fail-safe switches in their DNA.

I've no doubt that sooner or later one or more of those will end up backfiring spectacularly on us too.

But it's hardly a failing of just the white man. It's a failing of mankind in general.

The carp were not deliberately introduced to the watershed. They were being used by a fish farm to keep the pens clear of algae, like employing a pleco or pack of otos in the home aquarium. They got washed out of the pens in a flood.
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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:50 AM
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Wow never seen a white before, looks unreal!

Plenty of whales off our coast in Perth WA, the very first time I took my new boat out deep sea fishing, we were heading out about 40 km on the way my other half said that she thought she saw spurts way off in the distance, I paid it no mind, another few kms stopped and started fishing, next thing out of no where a Humpback breached about 40 meters off the back of the boat, if the wind wasn`t blowing as hard as it was we would have been drenched.

I quickly got behind the wheel turned the key and gave it full throttle pointing the bow toward Australia, my other half was laughing her head off and telling me all about how the whale was on its side waving one of its fins as we sped away.I wasn`t laughing.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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The only close encounter whale story I had was back in the 50s.. Dad had decided we would go deep sea fishing some where around Baha California... I was expecting some kind of boat that you would see in some sport fishing movie or a popular series call Sea Hunt to come fetch us on the beach.. I had climbed on top of an old 14 foot wooden boat so I could maybe see our approaching ride..

The next thing I remember is Dad and a Mexican guy by the name of Arnesto walking up .. Arnesto carried what must have been a 25 horse outboard motor and dad carried a 5 gallon gas can..

Dad told me to get off the boat and as I did they turned the boat over (it had been upside down) .... We then pulled the boat over the sand to the waters edge... Arnesto affixed the motor and connected the gas can.. After several attempts he actually got the motor started.. With all our fishing gear and a canteen of water we were off. The swells were around 3 feet high and after about 30 minutes of very few fish being caught I was starting to feel sea sick.. I was trying to be vigilant because the seals and pelicans were all over the place and were great at approaching the boat to see what they could thieve.

Anyway I was just about five seconds from turning green and really being sick when there was this big sound and huge spray of water not 30 feet from or less than sea worthy (in my opinion) craft.. Arnesto who had a big brimmed hat on (I think he was asleep) raised one fold of his hat brim, pointed, and said whale !! He then leaned back and as far as I could tell was fast asleep again..

OK folks.. This was before "let us go pet the whales" it was a time of Moby Dick and unfortunately I had seen the movie. This sea creature was at least twice as long as our boat and that was just what I had seen as it had breached the surface !

A couple of things happened... My sea sickness was gone... I actually prayed to the powers that be that this whale was not some Moby's Dick wanna be and my prayer must have been answered, for the whale paid us no never mind and continued on it's merry way..

I used to think I would retire and sail the oceans of the world in some 42 foot sloop or Ketch.. But after growing up and actually doing quite a bit of sailing I finally figured out that even though "There be whales" who are nice and friendly there are other creatures who would rejoice in eating very important pieces of my body.. Also the sea is a relentless mean spirited beast when it gets riled.... those foolish enough to underestimate its' power are possibly never heard from again...

Well that is my one and only whale of a story..haha

For those who took the time to reply to this thread I thank you and hope you enjoyed..



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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In 1966 we had one in the river rhine, in Germany.
Moby Dick (Rhine)



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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It's a pretty whale. I hope it lives a long time.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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The way they look at us reminds me of how dogs look at us.



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