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Two Rare Species of Whale Seen Off Scottish Coastline


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- 4606 days ago - news.scotsman.com
TWO rare species of beaked whale have been spotted in Scottish waters. Three northern bottlenose whales - the same species as the whale stranded in the Thames river last January - were spotted last week from a ferry that runs between the islands



   

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Jenn Turner (19)
Saturday September 9, 2006, 5:25 pm
How beautiful, hopefully people will only admire them from a safe distance, and leave them alone instead of trying to capture them.
 

Lesley L (5)
Saturday September 9, 2006, 5:53 pm
Please don't give out their actual position - the whaling nations would probably love to have a "scientific" look at them
 

Charity B (23)
Monday September 11, 2006, 8:56 am
Dear Whales: R U N !!!! S W I M !!! GET OUT OF THERE! SWIM FOR YOUR VERY LIVES!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 13, 2006, 3:07 pm
Scotland! Nice to hear of some more good widlife on the shores of my home land and so close to my Island, the Isle of Skye. Cool! Dont worry whaling is well and truly illegal in Scottish waters. I hope they are left alone aswell. I mean honestly if they didnt want to be there, they wouldnt be. They are very inteligent mamals. As long as they dont get beached and people need to help em, i think we should leave em be!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 15, 2006, 3:41 pm
Let these beautiful, intelligent mammals be--just be, swimming about their business and enjoying the sights and food... never kil or harm them in any way.
 

Maria W (48)
Friday September 15, 2006, 5:51 pm
As much as a joy as it is to see rare wildlife, it strikes me as further evidence of global warming when you find animals outside of where they "normally" roam. I agree with Jenn in hoping that people admire them without frightening them or hurting (especially trying to capture) them. I hope that their food is moving along with them as the sea temperatures fluctuate!
 

Genelda Kistler (69)
Friday September 15, 2006, 7:51 pm
The whales are aware of the climate change. They are intelligent mammals. I read where so me scientist is saying that whales and dolphins have such large brains , not because they are intelligent, but because they need the larger brain to keep them warm as they are cold blooded. I personnally have never heard of a cold blooded mammal. the cold blooded species are the reptiles.
 

Pat kloeppel (87)
Saturday September 16, 2006, 8:40 am
could'nt agree with you more Jenn
 

Elisabeth R (10)
Sunday September 17, 2006, 5:39 am
Let them be.....
In my childhood, I used to swim with grey seals. I've always had affection and great respect for marine mammals. I hope they make it and find plenty of squid...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 11, 2014, 10:23 am
Hope these beauties will make it to old age.
 
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