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Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer
CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com

Posted on 11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST by geraldmcg

A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard.

The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast.

Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized.

Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale.

Short be very cool video: http://www.cleantv.com/web/ProgramDetail.aspx?pid=405


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1 posted on 11/11/2011 12:47:07 PM PST by geraldmcg
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To: geraldmcg

Well, it’s happened before.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 12:51:43 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: geraldmcg

I somewhat doubt that. It’s my understanding that it would be impossible for a baleen whale to swallow a human as their throats are surprisingly narrow...


3 posted on 11/11/2011 12:52:32 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: geraldmcg

The whale seemed closer to the videographer than the surfer and kayak.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 12:54:13 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: geraldmcg
Let me guess — They have now decided to go down to Nineveh?
5 posted on 11/11/2011 12:55:49 PM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yeah, I don’t think they can actually swallow anything larger than a soccer ball. I’m sure they could kill you by knocking you into the water maybe, but swallow you? Nope.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 12:57:30 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Cowman

LOL


7 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:01 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: geraldmcg

That didn’t seem to be so much an “Almost got swallowed by a whale!” as much as it was a “Wow! That was wicked awesome!”


8 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:03 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Jedidah

Johnah, is that you?


9 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:17 PM PST by brivette (lol!)
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YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-N1_gQTSEg


10 posted on 11/11/2011 12:59:45 PM PST by Rio
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To: geraldmcg
Swallow ?
How many headlines on this story have I seen them use word “swallow”?

Unless the human is the size of a smelt and can fit through the Baleen, he aint going to be flicking his bic in the belly of a wale.

11 posted on 11/11/2011 1:00:20 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: geraldmcg

The Fun of Fishing Puget Sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DhWMhMpXqE


12 posted on 11/11/2011 1:02:25 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: geraldmcg

Holy Carp!!!


13 posted on 11/11/2011 1:10:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NavyCanDo

Awesome!


14 posted on 11/11/2011 1:13:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cowman

lol


15 posted on 11/11/2011 1:18:42 PM PST by annieokie
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To: geraldmcg
I think the whales staging a revolt. This must be the 50th time I've hear of a whale attacking a kayak and surfer this week.
16 posted on 11/11/2011 1:22:32 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: geraldmcg

What whale?


17 posted on 11/11/2011 1:29:20 PM PST by mmanager
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To: geraldmcg

Is this your favorite new site?

LOL


18 posted on 11/11/2011 1:31:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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19 posted on 11/11/2011 2:20:36 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: geraldmcg

It seems “geraldmcg” must own stock in CleanTV.....

3 posts with old news and video?


20 posted on 11/11/2011 2:28:10 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: geraldmcg

Bump


21 posted on 11/11/2011 3:44:22 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: geraldmcg
YouTube link
22 posted on 11/12/2011 12:13:26 AM PST by glorgau
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