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  1. #1
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    Default Another whale in the Thames.

    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    Probably a late bargain break. You can't blame them.
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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    Probably a late bargain break. You can't blame them.
    Probably looked at the exchange rate and thought "better make hay"

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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    The whale had been hit by a ship.

    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravese...strike-213941/
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    according to the article,the whale may have sustained the injury well offshore.

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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    according to the article,the whale may have sustained the injury well offshore.
    That seems likely. It must have been in a poor shape by the time it was seen, with damaged jaw and none of its usual food supply. These events are sad but not unknown. Apparently, sperm whale mass strandings have been reported at least two hundred years ago around our coast, and the Netherlands. I regret never having seen a whale, other than dolphins, though the experience at sea might have been a bit alarming.
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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    Crossing from Cameret to Plymouth I was looking about and saw something huge slide out the water about a boat lenght away. Never re-surfaced.
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    Default Re: Another whale in the Thames.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    That seems likely. It must have been in a poor shape by the time it was seen, with damaged jaw and none of its usual food supply. These events are sad but not unknown. Apparently, sperm whale mass strandings have been reported at least two hundred years ago around our coast, and the Netherlands. I regret never having seen a whale, other than dolphins, though the experience at sea might have been a bit alarming.
    You wont notice the alarm for the pure and utter awe of such a privilege. Twice I have seen minkies within 100m from a boat that was smaller than they were.

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