Gratatude of a whale

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ...The Whale...
    If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale that 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. She 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 her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.
    They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
    May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
    And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.

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    wow! that is an amazing story.
    i cant believe that there are people out there that make a living by killing such a beautiful creature! i hope they all rot in hell!!
    thanks for sharing buddy;)
     
  4. Slummies

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    photoshopped fairy tail
     
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    i forgot to mension that that is such an awesome pic!
     
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    either way a great story Chicken Joe....
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Thanks Leslie. It makes me feel good knowing there are other reefers that love whales as well. I had doubts. What an amazing true story.
     
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    Wow!!! Great story, thanks.
     
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    Thats's a very cute story...................Thanks for sharing.

    Once again it shows how much these animals are intelligent and are at least more grateful than we human being......

    Hats off to the guy who spotted the whale and to those who saved it....
     
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    Photoshopped or not, these things happen and I'm glad the whale is saved. Thanks for sharing Leslie :)
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thought it was time for a positive story for a change we get so wrapped up in all the negetive ones and i for one feel helpless, but something like this makes me smile..
     
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    i eat whale
     
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