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#1 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:07 PM

HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS ON THE WHALE THAT HAS SWAM UP THE THAMES.

IT IS A BOTTLENOSE NORTHERN WHALE AND THEY CAN GROW TO THE SIZE OF A LONDON BUS. THIS IS A YOUNG ONE AND THE VETS SAY THAT THEY THINK IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION.

THEY TEND TO SWIM IN GROUPS OF ABOUT SIX AND WILL STICK CLOSE TO A COMPANION IN DISTRESS. ANOTHER WHALE WAS SEEN NOT FAR AWAY FROM THE THAMES SO THEY DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE IS IN DISTRESS.

THE WHALE HAS NOW BEEN LIFTED IN AN INFLATABLE CRADLE ONTO A BARGE AND WILL BE TAKEN INTO DEEPER WATER BY ANOTHER BOAT IF THE VETS THINK IT HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

THE COST SO FAR OF THE RESCUE IS OVER 50,000, SO KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED. THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND IS WAITING AND WATCHING.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(VEGAS LADY @ Jan 21 2006, 02:07 PM)
HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS ON THE WHALE THAT HAS SWAM UP THE THAMES.

IT IS A BOTTLENOSE NORTHERN WHALE AND THEY CAN GROW TO THE SIZE OF A LONDON BUS. THIS IS A YOUNG ONE AND THE VETS SAY THAT THEY THINK IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION.

THEY TEND TO SWIM IN GROUPS OF ABOUT SIX AND WILL STICK CLOSE TO A COMPANION IN DISTRESS. ANOTHER WHALE WAS SEEN NOT FAR AWAY FROM THE THAMES SO THEY DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE IS IN DISTRESS.

THE WHALE HAS NOW BEEN LIFTED IN AN INFLATABLE CRADLE ONTO A BARGE AND WILL BE TAKEN INTO DEEPER WATER BY ANOTHER BOAT IF THE VETS THINK IT HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

THE COST SO FAR OF THE RESCUE IS OVER 50,000, SO KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED. THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND IS WAITING AND WATCHING.

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Thanks for the update on the Whale's progress, Margaret!
Now does that mean Prince Charles won't be able to take Penelope out to supper tonight? ohmy.gif


#3 Petals

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:02 PM

Pam, they are probably dining at home, alone!!!!!!!

The prognosis for the Whale is not looking good! Thanks for bringing the topic
here Margaret.

Fingers crossed. We are all watching and no doubt it is on the news on
your channels in the US...?







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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:01 PM

Did you all shed a tear for the whale tonight?

I am a big softie, I cried buckets.

Elly. sad.gif

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:06 PM

The news was very sad..but it was great to see everyone trying to help.

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#6 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:06 PM

SAD NEWS....... sad.gif

IN SPITE OF ALL THE EFFORTS TO RESCUE THE WHALE IT DIED ON THE BARGE THAT WAS TAKING IT OUT TO SEA. THEY NOW THINK IT WAS INJURED AND WAS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BEACH ITSELF

SO SAD, THEY ARE SUCH MAGNIFICENT CREATURES.

Margaret........ sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:12 PM

I haven't seen the latest news, so that is really, really sad! Had I
known on Saturday I may have gone to watch, but with an outcome
like this, it would have given me no joy.



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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:22 PM

I also just learned the English Whale died, I am so sorry. sad.gif

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:34 PM

I too am very sorry to hear the whale did not survive, especially regarding all the efforts that were taken for it's rescue. I'm sad myself because I LOVE animals (I own 3 pets myself). But folks, please, do never forget: there's an instinct in any animal, and whatever you think would help, in most cases does NOT help. I believe that's what is "science of life" or better "secret of life".

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#10 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:05 AM



ASTRID...... THOSE ARE SUCH WISE WORDS AND SO TRUE.

Margaret


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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Astrid @ Jan 22 2006, 02:34 AM)
I too am very sorry to hear the whale did not survive, especially regarding all the efforts that were taken for it's rescue. I'm sad myself because I LOVE animals (I own 3 pets myself). But folks, please, do never forget: there's an instinct in any animal, and whatever you think would help, in most cases does NOT help. I believe that's what is "science of life" or better "secret of life".

Astrid

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Yes I too agree with what you have said. It would have been wonderful
had the whale been saved.






#12 Sandra

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:26 AM

sad.gif I lost my post from this morning - my server went into meltdown it was so HOT!!

Astrid is right - you can't fight what is nature. Very sad, but that's life. sad.gif At least it touches our senses and evokes passion and love about the wonders of life. The whale would have given pleasure to all those who saw it initially and marvelled at it. Now the world weeps for him/her. Amazing!! smile.gif




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