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I thought this video was very interesting...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6704191n

 

Whale attacks on yachts do happen. There have been several sunk, though it's more common for the whale to ram the keel and sink the boat. For reasons unknown, the two areas where this is most common are the Indian Ocean (such as in this case off South Africa) and in the Pacific near the Galapagos.

 

Here's the URL for the video, in case my embed didn't work. (I can't see videos on this system, so I can't check)

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6704191n

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I think the Australian government has a good case. The yacht was obviously too close to the whale. I mean, do you like it when someone crowds your space?

 

I dunno.... Look at the vid; the whale was clearly approachi9ng the yacht, and was certainly far faster. IMHO, it's the whale who should be charged with breaking the law. :blink:

 

Lets see Trevor mate with a baby gay boy whale

 

Trevor and a.... whale? :blink:

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Here's another video of this. http://www.comcast.net/video/video-of-whale-landing-on-sail-boat/1550321507/Comcast/1550177390/

 

From what I can see, the boat wasn't that close and the whale appears to be swimming right toward it. How do they know the whale wasn't being playful at the time of the incident?

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I dunno.... Look at the vid; the whale was clearly approachi9ng the yacht, and was certainly far faster. IMHO, it's the whale who should be charged with breaking the law. :blink:

 

 

Oh great, next we will hear about a crazed goat swimming out into the ocean to give a citation or arrest a whale for in his opinion, breaking the law.

 

Maybe the whale was just playing :)

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Here's another video of this. http://www.comcast.net/video/video-of-whale-landing-on-sail-boat/1550321507/Comcast/1550177390/

 

From what I can see, the boat wasn't that close and the whale appears to be swimming right toward it. How do they know the whale wasn't being playful at the time of the incident?

 

I don't think it was a deliberate attack. Past whale attacks on yachts have been mainly ramming the keel repeatedly until the yacht sinks.

 

Oh great, next we will hear about a crazed goat swimming out into the ocean to give a citation or arrest a whale for in his opinion, breaking the law.

 

Maybe the whale was just playing :)

 

Hey now.... The rules of navigation are very clear; the vessel being overtaken has the right of way! The whale, as the faster of the two, was clearly at fault even if there was no criminal intent. So, we have a definite case of civil liability, and perhaps a criminal charge of reckless endangerment as well. Oh, and let's nor forget hit-and-run...

 

Whales eat goats. Wait. That whale doesn't have teeth. That means it just sucks on goats.

 

No wonder that goat is swimming around, chasing the whale. biggrin.gif

 

:lmao:

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