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19th Jul 2016, 22:37


...watch the whale I like whale watching...do you like whale watching too?? :E

19th Jul 2016, 23:03
Yes, I probably would do, but your video doesn't work.

19th Jul 2016, 23:12
I do----very nice---video worked for me.

19th Jul 2016, 23:13
Tried again and it worked. Where was the whale?

India Four Two
20th Jul 2016, 01:38
Where was the whale?

Interesting species. Giant caudal fins but small pectorals. ;)

20th Jul 2016, 02:02
Watch, but not for whales.

20th Jul 2016, 02:17
It's actually a shark, not a whale. Ok, it's called a whale shark, because it's more like a whale than a shark, but...

20th Jul 2016, 02:30
Since I was not paying any attention to the aquatic creature, of whatever nomenclature, it matters not. :8

20th Jul 2016, 08:15
I swam with the whale sharks off the Island of Cebu a few months ago - it gave the much used adjective 'awesome ' a whole new meaning. If you want to experience this go to the town of Oslob where it is well organised to prevent too much disturbance of the fish.

20th Jul 2016, 09:45
Then there is this.

Whale sharks are being slaughtered: That's the shocking news from a report issued by WildLifeRisk, a nongovernmental organization. A three-year investigation provides evidence that a factory in southeastern China is cutting up about 600 of the 21-ton (19-tonne) fish a year.

20th Jul 2016, 10:19
I've asked myself this question - why do I think its ok to shoot, say, a rabbit, but not kill a whale (or indeed a whale shark)? Leaving aside the question of the sustainability of the species, there seems to me something particularly terrible about killing something so magnificent as these huge creatures. The same feeling applies to elephants, etc.

Difficult position to defend philosophically, but that's the way I feel.

20th Jul 2016, 12:30
Fujii, is whale shark good eating, or is there some other thing being harvested from the animal?

20th Jul 2016, 12:48
It's a shark.

For proper whale watching you need a bowler hat.


India Four Two
20th Jul 2016, 15:58
Fujii, is whale shark good eating, or is there some other thing being harvested from the animal?

China Whale sharks | Wild Life Risk (http://www.wildliferisk.org/china-whale-sharks/)

Apparently for the oil, but judging by the photo, there would be a significant profit from the fins. I imagine a Chinese business man would gain a lot of face by serving whale-shark fin soup.

20th Jul 2016, 17:36
Apparently, the fns have absolute zero taste.

20th Jul 2016, 19:29
I concur.

Gristly and slightly fatty. Needs light soy sauce.

Shark meat needs to be eaten within an hour hour or three of the catch. It rots incredibly quickly. Quite nice if properly cooked and within a very short time of the catch.

Forget about trying to freeze it and eat it later. Just doesn't work. Something to do with the primitaveness of the protein molecule of dinosaur era critters, I think.

20th Jul 2016, 20:53
Lonewolf 50, I wouldn't know about the taste. I won't even eat shark (sold as flake) from the fish and chip shop due to the threat to numbers. The bit I posted here is three years old but he topic was mentioned on TV here about a week ago saying whale sharks are endangered.

20th Jul 2016, 23:44
Whale watching what? (Said in a posh voice).

21st Jul 2016, 07:24
Since I was not paying any attention to the aquatic creature, of whatever nomenclature, it matters not

The non aquatic creature does'nt appear to have wet hair.
Photoshop perhaps?

Ancient Mariner
21st Jul 2016, 12:46
Your hair does not look "wet" while submerged.

21st Jul 2016, 16:45
Whatever else she's got big lungs

21st Jul 2016, 20:35
Sadly, some "whales" are not at risk of extinction yet.
And watching them ain't that fun either...