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More like some photoshop work. Different sky and backgrounds in various pics. The guy at the wheel looks calm just before a monster lands on his deck? Don't think so. His body language doesn't support the scenario. Plus yes the boat is a mess, about what you'd expect from a dismasting, but I'd think a whale of that size would have crushed the cabin top and done even more damage. Just being a bit suspicious thats all.
I would expect some major hull damage, at the very least, or an "after" picture taken on the ocean bottom.
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Saw this reported by AP on MSNBC.COM this morning
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here is a link to the article about it

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Spot the endangered species: yacht trip turns into a modern-day Moby Dick as southern right whale lands on deck with couple | Mail Online
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More like some photoshop work. Different sky and backgrounds in various pics. The guy at the wheel looks calm just before a monster lands on his deck? Don't think so. His body language doesn't support the scenario. Plus yes the boat is a mess, about what you'd expect from a dismasting, but I'd think a whale of that size would have crushed the cabin top and done even more damage. Just being a bit suspicious thats all.

This was real...I thought photoshop too till you see this MSNBC story...notice the slideshow:

Whale of a tale! 40-ton mammal lands on yacht - World news - Africa - msnbc.com






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If it's real, it says a lot for having a steel hull. The artical also says it is a steel mast but looks more like carbon fiber.
Makes you wonder what is the correct action if you looked up and saw a whale belly up on your sidedeck?
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Obviously the whale felt that he had "Right" of way.
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I don't think anti-whaling laws apply when the whale lands in your boat all on its own...
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Obviously the whale felt that he had "Right" of way.
I believe that the whale felt constrained by her draft. While this may not have factually been the case, it illustrates the body issues that many young whales face these days, spurred on by the soulless fragrance industry seeking to encourage whale bulimia.
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These are the kinds of things I do my best to make sure my wife doesn't see....Very lucky no one was killed let alone hurt.
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