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babagrr
06-02-2006, 01:16 AM
Hi there

As blind as I am, I couldn't help to wish for my sight when I read about this article. If I could only see for one minute, it'll really be so cool and I doubt if I'd wona look at human beings. I've always adored nature. We could learn so many things from those creatures that I sometimes feel ashamed to think that I belong to the same species than certain types of people.

If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you
would have read about a female humpback whale who had
become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that
caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds
of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her
torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands
(outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group
for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and
determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her
was to dive in and untangle her.

A very dangerous proposition.

One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed
her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what
seemed like joyous circles.

She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time,
and nudged them, pushed gently around-she thanked them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience
of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was
following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate
to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you.

And, may you always know the joy
of giving and receiving gratitude.

Have a lovely day and remember to not walk away the next time when......
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catmando
06-04-2006, 04:26 PM
Baba I searched the site but could not find the story. Please post the link if you have it. I'm sure everyone would love to read this story.
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muslim_friend
06-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Humpbacks are endangered aren't they?
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babagrr
06-05-2006, 06:52 PM
Yip, that's true.
But, people still continue shotting and hunting them.
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MusLiM 4 LiFe
06-05-2006, 06:55 PM
so sad.. why do people do dt :(
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root
06-05-2006, 08:04 PM
The closest living ancestor to the whale is the hippo :giggling:
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