Just thought id share this quite humbling and beautiful story.... AWWWWW!!!

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  1. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    A story that never gets old. Incase you may have missed it...

    A front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle told the story of 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. The whale 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 the whale just east of the Farallon Islands (beyond the Golden Gate bridge) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived. They determined that the whale was so bad off that the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. The team worked for hours, carefully slashing through the labyrinth of lines with curved knives. Eventually, they freed her.

    The divers say that once the female humpback was free to move, she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. The whale then came back to each diver, one at a time, and gave each a nudge, pushing her rescuers gently around as she was thanking them. Some divers said it was the most beautiful experience of their lives.

    The diver who cut the rope out of the whale’s mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time. And he will never be the same.
     
  2. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    thats it?
    wheres the bit where the whale fucked them up after?
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    or the bit when the japanese show and blow it up. FUCK YOU WHALE
     
  4. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    fuck you dolphin
     
  5. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    I feel like that picture needs to be photoshopped in some way... but I can't put my finger on it.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I for one think thats a beautifull story Rocks, cheers for sharing and fuck the haters! :D
     
  7. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    fair play, shows animals have a conscience, probably an amazing experience to be a diver at that moment.
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    whats that thing with op is a... again
     
  9. chanty

    chanty Active Member

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    op is a whale?
     
  10. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    hahaha!! yeah fuck you lot!!! bunch of homo's!

    That shits amazing! just take five seconds to imagine being that diver... YEAH!! you know that shits insane!!
    Being that close to a whale for it to actually look at you... let alone reach out to esentially shake hands/flipper....


    Ive had a PADI licence for nearly 2 years and have done nothing with it really... but its shit like that.. that i got it for... now i just need to capture myself a humpback whale... cut it free.... and play the hero...
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    this is the thread... right?
     
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    herojuana hairy kuala

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    When I was fishing in Scotland we climbed down to cliff to find the best spot ever (I hooked a monster of a beast of a fish, which bit the hook straight in half) and this like 10m+ long Fin whale just swam by like 5m from us and popped up to say hello, that was pretty swell
     
  13. dirty breaks

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    then take its mother out for a seafood dinner and never call her again...
     
  14. $pyto

    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    That is nuts

    Too jealous of those divers. Would love to do something like that, whales are such humble creatures.

    Apart from Orcas. Only animals in the sea to give Great Whites a run for their money
     
  15. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i dont like sea creatures they smell
    also my bullets wont kill them if they dive too deep!