Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pilot Whales


Why do people have such a hard time accepting that animal's, including elephants don't have accident's.   When you put yourself at the mercy of a larger animal, especially in a captive situation, things happen.   Nothing to do with abuse, beating, forcing, or the totally ridiculous "post traumatic stress syndrome."  They are bigger, and they can.  Nothing more than that.


1 comment:

Greg May said...

KING OF AQUARIA says: "That is unusual behavior for a pod of pilot whales to be swimming and 'porpoising' so fast next to that boat. They must have been agitated by the boat's presence. Sea Life Park in Hawaii captured quite a few pilot whales in the same manner that Marineland of the Pacific did. In fact, Sea Life's collector - the late Georges Gilbert - learned the 'hoop-net' technique from Frank Brocato of Marineland of the Pacific. They would maneuver the boat into a pod of whales with the 'catcher' standing on a platform that jutted out from the bow. A hoop net on the end of a long pole was used when a whale surfaced closed to the bow. Marineland would tow the whale back to the pier in an inflatable rubber life raft since it was too big to be lifted onto the 36' foot GERONIMO."