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Whale saves drowning diver

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 04:16 PM
octopi are more sentient than most humans so i am going to guess that a whale, millions of years more advanced had some inkling that the woman was going to die without air.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 04:32 PM
Dude, it's The SUN, it's like the Onion.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 04:36 PM
awsome post! everybody needs to see things like this, so we can all awake to the intelligent life around us. we are here to love, not to kill.
good post. got me a little choked up

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 04:50 PM
reply to post by no1dea

That happened at Sea World in 1998 with an orca called Tillikum. We happened to be in the park the day it happened and before closing we saw what appared to be a homeless-looking man hanging around the whale tanks. After closing he jumped into Tillikum's tank and the whale drug him to the bottom and he drowned. The guy apparently was off his meds and had told other people he wanted to "swim with a whale." The whale in question already had been taken out of training for doing the same thing to a trainer.

Dolphins in the wild have been documented to defend swimmers against sharks, FYI. They've been known to ram them in the gills with their snouts.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 04:58 PM
Edited out what I said because I guess it can be considered "off topic".

Cool article though! Thanks for posting!

[edit on 29-7-2009 by jeasahtheseer]

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 05:05 PM
Wow! I love stories like these. They really reiterate my thoughts that many animals are not just mindless creatures going off of nothing but survival and instinct.

There are MANY stories of dogs helping humans. I don't just mean in a house fire--you could chalk that up to self survival. Sort of like, "Wake the eff up! I need to get out of here, the house is on fire!" LOL

I heard a story not too long ago of a dolphin coming inland to save a whale that humans tried to lead out to sea for days. It wasn't working. Then this dolphin comes along, comes right up next to it, make some sounds, and they both went off together toward the ocean.

I saw a story on TV just two days ago. An elephant in a zoo was "showing off" for the visitors, tried to kick a tire hanging from a tree but, instead, it's foot got caught in the tire. It was fairly young so it started freaking out making all sorts of ruckus. Eventually, about 5 other elephants came to it's rescue and were trying to nudge the tire loose. One elephant pushed against the stuck elephant from the front (face to face) as if to urge him to keep struggling.

You don't usually see that in the animal kingdom--animals helping out their own when they are in "danger".

Elephants are most definitely in the same league as porpoises. Most people on here say whales and dolphins but, correct me if I'm wrong, I believe beluga and killer whales are both porpoises like dolphins. They aren't really whales.

Not to say there's no whales that might help a human out. Just that the vast majority of cases involve porpoises.

What about animals helping other species out. That's amazing too. I just love those stories of a cat adopting rabbits or something like that. There's a video of a cat and a baby deer cuddling up together. One of my cats loves my rat so much she cuddles and licks her.

I remember seeing a story of a tortoise and a hippo that became friends in captivity. These stories really make you think of animals as actually having emotion. They see to need love, affection, and comfort just like humans do.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 05:41 PM

Originally posted by skibz

Originally posted by Sundancer
But then look at the group of people that predominantly make up ATS. It's not big in the UK but it's huge in the states, that tells you a lot.
S&F for you!

I think hunting is more common in the US

Not sure but I get the impression that it is and it could the reason for any cultural divide (if there is one!) on the issue of hunting et al.

I know that the UK is considered a dog loving nation - weird how these stereotypes get thrown around. I do hope they are referring to dogs the animals rather than the women

Do you mean whale hunting? If so, I think your incorrect. I believe whaling is illegal here in the US along with most other countries. Not that that stops people from doing it, but I don't think it is as common around here as other countries. Don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong...


posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 05:42 PM
Enemy Mine.

Take care.


posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:01 PM
Sort of relative to the OP, in the sense of aquatic mammals sensing the differences in humans.

Several years ago, here on the Sister Islands of the Cayman Islands, we had a wild dolphin that stayed here a while. We called him "Spot" for the scar that was on his flank, shaped like an oval.

Spot was known to *cough* hump divers occasionally, and therefore not everyone was overjoyed at the prospect of encountering him. I tried for months to meet up with Spot.......not that I wanted to be humped, but because I thought to commune with him. I hitchhiked aboard several dive boats, but never got the chance.

We had a group of divers come here that were handicapped in various ways -- all physical handicaps. [I really dislike that term -- handicapped -- but I can't think of a better way of putting it.]

So, one day the dive boat comes in and people are ablaze with excitement. I was working nearby at the condos, and actually heard the revelry. I went over to find out what the hooting was all about.

It turns out that Spot [apparently] immediately discerned the difference in the way the divers moved and was oh-so-gentle. He presented his dorsal fin to a diver and allowed them to hold on, and he took them for a circular ride, never straying much more than 20 feet below the surface. Spot was reported aligning himself vertically underwater, and "hugging" divers. Nobody got humped that day. Spot was on his best behavior, and I was extremely jealous to have been hanging sheetrock instead of out there swimming with the big guy. He exibited previously unreported behavior -- turning upside down and horizontal to divers underwater, and occasionally nudging a few folks toward the surface. Apparently Spot thought that some of the divers needed assistance.

A week later, Spot was gone, presumably onto more female-productive pastures. I'll never forget close-ups of his eyes. I know I'm anthropomorphicating, but the photos made him seem so....... thoughtful.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:07 PM
Ahh thats a nice story

It does make you think though about how intelligent animals are, definately an area that needs more research!
Reminds me of when I was younger and had a guniea pig and a cat. When the guniea pig got old and went blind, my cat used to lead him round the garden to all the nice plants, and while he was munching away at them my cat used to sit & keep him company. And then he'd lead him back to his cage... was so cute seeing my cat nudge him along

Best thing was the cat usually hated other animals, especially cats!

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:13 PM
Cool article!

Thanks for sharing.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:14 PM
reply to post by skibtz
I hope you get a thousand more stars.

Yes our animal friends know and love us.

Many of them have more ethics per square inch of their body than any human.

Starred - What a uplifting article.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:15 PM
I'm not sure what this has to do with conspiracy theories, but it is nice to come across some positive news for a change, even if it does come from the Sun Newspaper! Which gets me thinking why isn't there more positive news brought to our attention? It should atleast be 50/50 as opposed to the 80/20 percent of negative things the media in general seems to focus on.
Of course many will say its the negative things that sell storys, which I have to agree with in part, but surely positive things can sell just as much?
I tend to think that more positive news could well make people that bit more positive, and with people feeling more positive, who knows, we might just end up living in an much better world!
Great post

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:17 PM
Absolutely wonderful. Here WE are, out there killing everything in sight, killing other species for mass commercialization of the wholesale food industry, destroying our own earth for profit, and walking on each other as if we didn't exist...and a whale, something that we consider to be inferior, if not food...saves one of our own because it recognized that the diver needed help.

Now, if we could get humanity on the same track, we'd be evolving at a much quicker rate.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:25 PM
People need to realise we are all connected to all Animals, mammals, plants and one another, we are oneness in an ocean of consiousness.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:29 PM
reply to post by pieman

well jeeez... if you were alone in the wild from birth like a chimp you might not be much of a humanitarian either lol...

But the whale has the capacity to think and feel and act without being trained to save a life... it shouldn't be hunted and killed

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:32 PM

Now that you might be moved by the story herein you might want at a later time hve a look at the following thread and see if you can help in saving those fine creatures. PLEASE!

Why the European Union is so quiet about this ? Warning: GRAPHIC


posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:36 PM
It's sick Greek...

Seriously there is absolutely nothing we need in modern times from a whale that requires us to hunt and kill them, some species should be left alone Great Apes, Dolphins, Whales, Big cats, Larger Canines...

They serve no purpose to kill, not food that's needed, not resources it's slaughter for best, it's moronic.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:41 PM

Originally posted by die_another_day
Dude, it's The SUN, it's like the Onion.

It was only a matter of time before the debunkers would come out and invalidate a story about a human life being saved by another species. Of course it didn't happen, why would it??? Its common knowledge that the whales are in cahoots with the government and are preparing for the dawn of the NWO. Oh, I could throw in something about aliens in this post too...that way we can get a whole slew of debunkers to destroy the idea that other beings care for each other as well as other species as a whole.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:45 PM
Absolutely Spectacular!!!!!!

May the warmest love go out to that wonderul Whale.

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