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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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A man kayaking off the Kona coast was attacked by a humpback whale. Slightly injured by the shattered remains of his kayak, the paddler was rescued by a small boat which had been summoned by a witness to the event. The whale was seen to approach the kayak and flip it into the air (with the paddler in it) with its flukes.

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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I've heard of some circumstances where they do attack...maybe a cautionary tap to keep it away from itself or its young. Or maybe he just wanted to play?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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Or something.
The humpbacks winter in Hawaii for breeding as well as calving.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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The Whale was just living large as that is what they do, after all it is their Ocean and their property.

Lucky guy the Kayaker was.

Regards, Iwinder



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
A man kayaking off the Kona coast was attacked by a humpback whale. Slightly injured by the shattered remains of his kayak, the paddler was rescued by a small boat which had been summoned by a witness to the event. The whale was seen to approach the kayak and flip it into the air (with the paddler in it) with its flukes.

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Are you "shocked?" Sorry, couldn't help it, via your avatar mood.....
Have the highest respect, just couldn't resist.

Say, was there by any chance, a maroon bowsprit depth sounder of that whole thing????

And say, though I seldom see you on political subjects, do you think that whale might have been protesting against gun control???
Forgive me, really....just a joke.....
/sarcasm
edit on 30-1-2013 by tetra50 because: because I am a biatch



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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Ah...maybe he was feeling frisky then. Looking for a little humpback action!



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Phantasm
 

Or something.
The humpbacks winter in Hawaii for breeding as well as calving.


a useful reminder that they are wild animals and should not be approached

ps ta for the links

xp



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Apparently it was the whale which did the approaching. The critter was probably just fooling around.
Maybe just a case of humpback hacky sack.
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Apparently it was the whale which did the approaching. The critter was probably just fooling around.
Maybe just a case of humpback hacky sack.
edit on 1/30/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)


LOL funny
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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A couple years back when I was sea kayaking in Maui I got with-in five feet of two Humpbacks. Getting tossed did not occur to me, guess I got lucky. I did not get so lucky when I got whale snotted, blow hole blow, blows (say that three times fast) It was some seriously stinky stuff.





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