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On Veterans Day a gray whale was filmed swimming under surfers at Doheny Beach just outside Dana Point Harbor, water is less than 15 feet deep. Here's a link for those who haven't seen it yet.
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nati...564944242.html
Cool vid. I haven't seen it before. Thanks.

If I were to anthropomorphize the whale's behavior I'd say it appeared to be curious about these floating critters. It intentionally breathed before coming into contact, then purposely dove deep enough to swim underneath the people.

I believe this is how all intelligent animals would behave.

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Bowheads have been documented playing with floating logs in the Beaufort. Game,,, take log real deep. watch it zoom back to surface. Fortunately not many paddle or surf boards in the Arctic.
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Wow! I would love to see a whale from our boat...but I would be nervous I'm Sure!! Great tips.
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Re: Whale Strike, What to do.

A couple cool videos on whale encounters.

The whale stuff starts about 8 minutes in.
https://youtu.be/ZYpg_1FafHM


Killer Whale steals a sailboat
https://youtu.be/J1d7HuP4ECI
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Re: Whale Strike, What to do.

[QUOTE=ThereYouAre;2051637910]A couple cool videos on whale encounters.

The whale stuff starts about 8 minutes in.
https://youtu.be/ZYpg_1FafHM



What a great job the Frenchman did to get the underwater clips of pilot whales. Thanks for posting the link.
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I recommend a harpoon, but o ly if the whale is headed in your direction.
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I recommend a harpoon, but o ly if the whale is headed in your direction.
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Another whale video. This guy had seen the Sailing Frenchman's video and decided to play the same music to see if it attracted the whales.

Whale stuff starts about 3 minutes in:
https://youtu.be/MaYSeJHrJlo
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