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Whale in Narragansett Bay?

After a great sail yesterday, we did a quick buzz around Newport Harbor and headed back toward Jamestown. Some very excited fishermen were yelling to us from their boat. At first, I thought they were telling us not to cross their lines. When we got closer they were excited to tell us there was a whale right there (pointing). Of course, none of us saw anything but I have no reason to think they weren't truthful. This was midway between the entrance to Newport Harbor and Clingstone. I've never seen a whale in the Bay before, although I've seen quite a few up near Provincetown. Has anyone ever seen a whale in Narragansett Bay?

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Has anyone ever seen a whale in Narragansett Bay?
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Have never seen any in the Bay, just a dead one washed up off Brenton Point a couple years back - actually not far from your near sighting. Here's a pic I took:




Haven't heard anything on the news about the whale, but imagine it would have been pretty exciting to sail alongside one in N-Bay.

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This past summer I saw a whale in Lake Norman...
I think it was of the Jenny Craig dropout variety
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Ever see that video of some town trying to blow up one of those big dead suckers?
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Ever see that video of some town trying to blow up one of those big dead suckers?
Yes. Pretty gross. I don't think they knew quite they were getting into (or about to be covered by).
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Ah Yes, the imfamous exploding whale of Florence, Oregon, your highway department at work.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...78515303087869
Couple winters back 2 whale carcasses were buried on the surfing beach at San Onofre, following summer the huge crowds of great white sharks in the area made national news. I think they followed the stink plume from those dead whales across the pacific.
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Here's a cool whale video ...........

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=13d_1191597155

Whales can be so intelligent and curious. (Yes, some are dumber than cows, I know!) But they are very cool; and it is SO impressive when w get up close and personal with them.

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Ah Yes, the imfamous exploding whale of Florence, Oregon, your highway department at work.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...78515303087869
Couple winters back 2 whale carcasses were buried on the surfing beach at San Onofre, following summer the huge crowds of great white sharks in the area made national news. I think they followed the stink plume from those dead whales across the pacific.
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Here's a cool whale video ...........

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=13d_1191597155

Whales can be so intelligent and curious. (Yes, some are dumber than cows, I know!) But they are very cool; and it is SO impressive when w get up close and personal with them.

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I always wondered what the guy with the Cadillac said to his insurance agent.

"You see, there was this whale on the beach...."

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