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Post by JimC » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:44 am

From everything I can discover, this stranding is not human-caused. There seems to be a tragic effect of geography on these very social whales...
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Post by NineBerry » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 am

Those whales watched play-throughs of "Death Stranding" on youtube and wanted to play themselves.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:57 pm

Call the Japanese rescue fleet.
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Post by laklak » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:45 pm

They'll "study" them.
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Post by JimC » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:50 pm

It's in a pretty remote part of Tasmania, Macquarie Harbour, with one small tourist town. I've been there, and taken a boat cruise - absolutely beautiful, but a very narrow entrance with treacherous sandbars; I can well imagine it being a death trap for a pod of pilot whales...
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Post by laklak » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:19 pm

Poor things. Imagine their panic.
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Post by JimC » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:34 am

The whale rescuer guys have been doing an amazing job, saving more than they thought possible:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-25/ ... t/12700612
Rescuers and volunteers have now freed 94 whales after a mass stranding on Tasmania's West Coast, with authorities hopeful 12 more can be saved.

About 60 rescuers worked to free another 18 whales from a sandbar at Macquarie Harbour near Strahan yesterday, taking the total number of saved mammals to 88.

Six more were freed this morning.

Conditions have taken their toll on workers who have dealt with high winds and rain, as well as the emotional toll of hundreds of whale deaths.

"I think everyone's tired and feeling the fatigue. They've been long days. The people on site working on the water are those doing it hardest," incident controller Nic Deka said.
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Post by Svartalf » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:49 am

good news, I thought those dolphins all goners.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:19 pm

What with that and Orcas toying with boats off Finisterre do you think the Delphinidae are trying to tell us something?

"So long and thanks for the fish," perhaps?
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Post by Hermit » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:28 am

Beats me how anyone can possibly get lost in Australia. We signpost just about everything.

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Post by JimC » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:21 am

I've stayed at Rainbow...
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Post by Hermit » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:48 am

JimC wrote:
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I've stayed at Rainbow...
Care to share some of the pot of gold?
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Post by NineBerry » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:49 am

Is there a pot of gold at the end of Rainbow?

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:51 am

There is a pot of something alright but gold it will not be.
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