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cheryl96s
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Has anyone seen whales recently on the North side of STT?

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Topic starter Posted : February 18, 2013 1:05 pm
AandA2VI
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Yep last week I saw two jumping off the northside. I'm in Dorthea, they were going West it seemed. Supposedly there's a whale watching tour that goes out of sapphire and is next weekend? Anyone know about this? I want to go since hunny is working.

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Posted : February 18, 2013 1:21 pm
VIsnorkeler
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My bf and a little group of friends are thinking about doing it this weekend ornext weekend. We went a couple of years ago when it was on the Kekoa. Had a blast, saw no whales, though. Always a great time to be on a boat! And the $65 was complete worth it.

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Posted : February 18, 2013 2:33 pm
Boomerang
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EAST whale watching is always a great day on a boat, I'm 0/3 on seeing whales. I'm going March 2 so you should go next weekend if you don't want my jinx. Whales were later last year it seemed, more sightings later March.

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Posted : February 18, 2013 6:03 pm
cheryl96s
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bump. any other whale seen?

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Topic starter Posted : February 21, 2013 9:04 pm
IslandHops
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About a week ago very early morning off Judiths Fancy/Salt River STX.

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Posted : February 22, 2013 11:48 am
CAtoSTX
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Hull Bay this morning

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Posted : February 23, 2013 7:23 pm
Beeski
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a humpback stranded on the outer reef near Great Pond / Boy Scout Camp, south shore STX.
DPNR is there.

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Posted : February 23, 2013 7:41 pm
Jamison
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That's so sad

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Posted : February 23, 2013 7:41 pm
Linda J
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When I read the last two posts, my immediate thought was "gosh, Ric and I should drive over there to see what's going on!" Unfortunately, I'm sitting at my computer in Louisville, Kentucky!! lol.

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Posted : February 23, 2013 8:34 pm
VIsnorkeler
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Sorry to hear about the stranded whale on STX, but we saw some on the E.A.S.T. sail today. Near Magen's Bay. It was wonderful.

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Posted : February 24, 2013 12:41 am
AandA2VI
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Any update on the poor stranded whale?

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Posted : February 24, 2013 12:41 pm
buck
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Whale update?

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Posted : February 24, 2013 7:13 pm
meowruff
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Per Facebook Friends...

But, um, you didn't give any information! Someone said he "heard" that the whale had been caught in some net. Don't know if that's true or if he/she just got stuck on the reefs. I saw someone post earlier today that there are boats out there trying to help it get to deeper water. Yesterday people were posting that there was blood in the water. I really hope this has a happy ending.
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DPNR and Fish and Wild Life had been helping it since it was discovered. It was caught behind the shallow reef out in front I'd the Boy Scout Camp... According to one of the guys that I spoke to at the gun club, it is not a happy ending but it was not for a lack of trying.
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Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that. I guess we can only do what we can.
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Ya, I missed it but the guy said it was sad. I feel sorry not only for the animal but for all those people that spent the past two days trying to help!
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Grey pond.
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Sadly, She didn't make it.
about an hour ago via mobile · Like

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Posted : February 24, 2013 9:34 pm
dougtamjj
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So sad.

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Posted : February 24, 2013 10:16 pm
AandA2VI
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Oh man, that's terrible. Was it in fact tangled in nets?????

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Posted : February 24, 2013 10:30 pm
Beeski
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Oh man, that's terrible. Was it in fact tangled in nets?????[/quote

no nets....Mother Nature.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 12:54 am
stxem
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I believe it was tangled in a net which they managed to get off the whale.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 1:30 am
St X
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I was helping DPNR today.
No net. It was just in the wrong place.
We managed to get it moving in the right direction, but it missed a small channel in a line of reef. It tried to throw itself across the reef but couldn't make it, then used the last of its energy trying to roll back the way it came. If it had rolled the opposite way it would've been okay.
So close.
It was devastating to watch.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 2:00 am
stxem
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I stand corrected.

Really a sad event.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 2:32 am
AandA2VI
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How sad.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 3:54 am
islandjoan
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Man is that sad. Thank you to everyone who tried to save the whale.

I was just out at Isaac Bay yesterday and my friend and I were wondering if we would see any whales and whether they would ever get caught on the reef. Seriously weird that it happened. Tragic.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 4:34 am
terry
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Thank you St X for trying to help. At least you tried.

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Posted : February 25, 2013 1:59 pm
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