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PALADIN Offline
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Posted: Aug. 01 2004,08:56

This is either a story of a life time or a nightmare to some of you.

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories....n=59974


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Posted: Aug. 02 2004,05:13

I'll bet his kayak requrired an extra good cleaning after that experience.
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Posted: Aug. 02 2004,05:41



Pal's link and this picture of the event are entirely true; it is of a whale that is "lunge feeding" through a school of bait.  Reminds me of a redfish I had on at the Humminbird - hehe - great post Pal.

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Addendum:

Had the great pleasure to be able to communicate with Joe, the yakker in the pic.  He was riding a brand new OK Malibu that he'd rented for his past time of naturewatching.

He came upon a very large school of small baitfish and notice a huge "bubbling up" of the water next to his yak (look closely, the bubbling or froth surrounds his boat and the whale); he looked down iinto the water to see what was happening, noted the baitfish, and heard a sound.

He then looked up and found himself looking straight into the blow hole of this large sperm whale.  Joe said he was glad he didn't look up earlier as he was sure looking into that gaping mouth comin up would have given him a heart attack.

Apparently the whale slid back down into the water; Joe's yak was not upset (altho Joe clearly was).  Joe - thanks for sharing the info, we are all amazed and invite you to Florida to go yakfishin with us anytime....


Edited by Capn Jimbo on Aug. 03 2004,05:16

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Neptune4 Offline
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Posted: April 29 2005,18:01

What an experience! Not to pull your chain, but that's a humpback whale. As an avid Moby Dick fan, you would note that the sperm whale has a big forehead and long lower jaw studded with Big teeth. The Orcas aka Killer Whales attack the sperm whale and go after his tongue. The sperm whale can kill an orca with his fluke or tail. But the orca attack in a pack and usually manage to avoid getting killed. But, they will still press the attack, even if one of them is killed or injured. Scary stuff. Trivia for the day. :D
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Posted: April 30 2005,08:19

If your into pulling chains you should check out Haulover beach

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Neptune4 Offline
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Posted: April 30 2005,09:23

Ah, Mike, could you be more specific?? Let me in on the joke?
It sounds like something that might get my conjones amputated by my wife. Am I right??
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