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Whale Post.

The berluddy Pilot whales have decided to come to the Studio for their breakfast this morning, while they are a fabulous sight to behold they should be much further out into the North Sea and have a bad habit of landing on beaches en masse. Confused

Thunderbirds are go and they are being monitored by BDLMR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) including HO who is one of their Marine Mammal Medics fingers crossed they will turn tail and go out when the tide turns at half past twelve.

Posted at 6th Aug 2017 - 11:33AM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Whale Post. Comments: 9

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Inthemud's Avatar Wow, that is exciting but worrying, hope they get back into deeper water safely

Posted by: Inthemud on 6th Aug 2017 at 01:27PM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar Oh Dear! That's awful. i once witnessed a mass stranding of beluga whales. It was horrible. I do hope they manage to get back to sea in time.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 6th Aug 2017 at 03:11PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar They have milled about all day, quite chilled out and feeding, which is more than I can say for everyone onshore!

They finally headed out under the bridge 10 minutes ago and hopefully will not come back (as lovely as they are we'd still rather see them off of Lossiemouth instead)... perhaps I should draw them a map.
Just as unusual to have squid this far up the Firth to attract them in.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Aug 2017 at 03:47PM

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Inthemud's Avatar Glad they have headed off now.

Posted by: Inthemud on 6th Aug 2017 at 05:06PM

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KitKatCot's Avatar Don't you just want to go out on boat and shout at them 'Lads and Lasses, lets all just go out to sea, this way, follow me, I've got a map drawn by FN we can't go wrong.'

Posted by: KitKatCot on 6th Aug 2017 at 05:08PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar If only it were that easy KKC. Laughing

Thankfully the boat users that were out and about today were extremely well behaved and left the whales alone keeping well back from them as they passed by... they aren't always as well behaved around cetaceans here, and Pilot whales can be very skittish.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Aug 2017 at 05:20PM

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Fennie's Avatar I suppose you could tie a bunch of squid with string to a rod and then trail it through the water taking care always to keep the squid a few feet from the pilot whale's nose. You might have to be in some sort of boat though.

Stop looking like that and making clucking noises! It works with donkeys. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Aug 2017 at 06:29PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Laughing

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Aug 2017 at 08:44PM

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Camilla's Avatar Phew! Thank goodness the Whales swam back into deeper waters FN.

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Aug 2017 at 01:49AM

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