Poor bugger

Poor bugger

Poor sunburnt and near on dead whale, very sad situation. :( 9-10m sub-adult.

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go sharks

Wed, 2009-09-02 17:21

that'd be an awesome spectacle to see them mash that thing - nature at its finest

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not happy

Wed, 2009-09-02 17:42

was up to c the whale in exmouth and that pore creature left to DIE on its own,was not a happy thing to c

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Just

Wed, 2009-09-02 19:45

Just a case of natural selection mate, i supose you wear ripple sole shoes as well, to give the ants a 50/50 chance as well. ha ha just jokesSmile

 

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haha funny shit mate.... but

Wed, 2009-09-02 20:48

haha funny shit mate.... but I agree - seeing whales die isn't a sad thing, just nature.

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how many

Wed, 2009-09-02 22:32

How many whales have you seen die Jay taking their last breaths?  This whale was suffering, had many diseases and really needed to be put out of its misery.  Its unfortunate that DEC policy doesn't allow a creature of that size to be shot and it was too big to be towed out to sea.  But yes, it probably would have died out there naturally and still suffered.  But in general, not a nice situation.

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hate that

Wed, 2009-09-02 18:48

he would of been happily swimmin about. Wouldnt no what hit him, its wierd how their in perfect condition couldnt be happier then they lose there bearings wash up and die. Sad thing

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cant see how the sharks

Wed, 2009-09-02 19:56

cant see how the sharks "mashing that thing is a awsome spectacle" sorry to see such a creature people pay money too see like that, whales themselves are a awsome spectacle!

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wadetolley far from

Wed, 2009-09-02 20:22

far from mate when you lie on a reef for 2 days and are choking on your on spit for that long.  we have the power to change that why not , im not into that at all, put it out of its misery and stop the pain

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need a couple of big boats to tow it back out

Wed, 2009-09-02 20:44

just sling a few ropes over it

 

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it has obviously come in for

Wed, 2009-09-02 22:07

it has obviously come in for a reason,from my understanding they tend to come into shallow water sometimes when they are sick, i dont like seeing any creature suffer like that so the most humane thing would be to put it down

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poor thing

Wed, 2009-09-02 22:41

it is a shame to see such a wonderful looking graceful master of the ocean succomb like that... so powerful yet so helpless in that situation... it is a shame that not much could be done and agree with russ it must have come in there for some reason be it sick or something.... just a shame it couldnt be helped

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poor thing . im surprised a

Thu, 2009-09-03 08:32

poor thing . im surprised a couple of the locals didnt have a go a putting it out of its misery ..i spose its a big call where to aim as not to cause the poor bugger more pain...geese its gonna stink in a week or 2

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Yes I'm afraid I would have put it

Thu, 2009-09-03 14:34

out of its misery, I know rules are rules but sometimes rules should be broken, sorry can't stand to see any animal suffer, one quick shot with a .303 in the brain would surely put it out of its misery, I just couldn't sit and watch it suffer, don't care even if I was fined for putting the whale out of its misery. How can DEC have a policy like that?

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Died

Thu, 2009-09-03 19:49

Apparently the tigers are onto it, might go up tomorrow on high tide and see if I can get some footage.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/5910414/stranded-humpback-whale-dies/

A humpback whale that has been stranded since Sunday off Point Murat, north of Exmouth, has died.

Department of Environment and Conservation marine parks district co-ordinator Kirsty Dixon said the whale was in very poor condition with severe sunburn and blistered skin when wildlife officers first sighted it.

"The animal was lodged on the reef and even at high tide was still protruding above the water," Ms Dixon said.

"It is widely recognised that humpback whales will not strand unless their health is already compromised, and in this case we believe the animal was experiencing major difficulties.

"After consultation with whale experts, it was decided the most humane option that would cause the least stress to the animal was to let nature take its course rather than euthanizing it due to its size and unstable position."

Sharks were circling the animal and wildlife officers remain on site to discourage people from entering the water.

Signs warning people of sharks have been installed.

It is likely that the carcass will be left to naturally decompose.

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I cant see

Thu, 2009-09-03 20:05

I cant see the HA HA funny shit thing myself.jay.

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I wasn't saying that seeing

Fri, 2009-09-04 21:40

I wasn't saying that seeing a whale dye was funny... but whatever man - I'm over it.

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A very sad affair but a fact of life

Thu, 2009-09-03 20:54

I always get a bit choked up about anything like this but unortunatley guys and gals, it's nature. I am sure a man didn't put that poor creature where it is and nothing man will do now will fix the problem other than to protect the area and keep the freeks away while nature takes it's course.

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Euthenasia

Thu, 2009-09-03 20:54

It really hurts to your core when an animal is allowed to die slowly when the Dept responsible for their protection sits by and twiddles their thumbs saying "let nature take its course".What was stopping them from getting one of their pro shooters[who can blow donkeys and camels away from hundreds of yards while hovering in a chopper] to have a shot or even insert a plug of gelignite on a length of pipe into its mouth and blow it up,anything is better than nothing at all.Would you stand by and do the same for your mother/father,not me and I sincerely hope my children wouldn't do as well

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who cares.......

Sat, 2009-09-05 05:46

while some people may say its sad ...yeah it is.....and others may take pleasure from it....they do! it is nature and we cant change anything about it.....ppl say put it out of its misery....well what if it was in the ocean and getting harassed by 10 tiger sharks....are ya gonna shoot the tigers or you gonna shoot the whale to put it out of its misery....no ya not so just let nature take its course and carry on with life.............get over it......i dont think its something worth gettin worked up over just because some1 has a diff. opinion than you....so what !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sat, 2009-09-05 11:49

Norman up for a swim,still ,the sharks will have too lick each others bums to get rid of the taste of politician,jersey