Beached Whales (14 photos)

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  1. PushingTin

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    Approx 55 whales beached up today 30/05/2009 on Kommetjie Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.

    Many rescuers and volunteers immediately rushed to the aid of the beached whales but unfortunately they had to be put down as they would have suffered slowly otherwise.

    A very sad day, was very touching to be there. There is no indication as to why the whales beached themselves.

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    Great photos...but very sad indeed....

    :O(
     
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    Touching story, nice pics. Did they really not manage to save even one from the 55?
     
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    Very sad...
     
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    Apparently they managed to get 20 back into the water yet some beached themselves again. In the end I think 44 were killed :(

    Thanks for looking and commenting
     
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    Your 7th one down said much about everyone's feelings.
     
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    wow!
    very moving pictures.
    what an unfortunate event. :(

    well shot though. great details and you did a great job of capturing the mood.
     
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    wow those are some really great shots.

    but why?
     
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    PushingTin TPF Noob!

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    thanks for all the comments.

    you right, that house does look a little like a whale - how ironic.
     
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    Sad :(, ive heard that dolphins and whales follow magnetic lines of the earth when migrating and sometimes this causes them to get beached.

    Here is a link with more indepth info on why whales/dolphins get beached.

    Biology in physics: is life matter? - Google Books
     
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    Wow.
     

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