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  1. #11
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    just a week ago in uptown OCMD a whale went cruisin up the coast following a big school of fish, the whale had to be at least 25- 30ft.

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    Whale / 30+ footer

    A 30 foot whale was just hanging out about 75 feet off of 39th street on Saturday. It may have been bigger. It made way down to the board walk with about 100 people just following it. It was low tide, so you could almost walk out to it!
    Last edited by winterblows; Jun 21, 2010 at 04:54 PM. Reason: 39th in Ocean City Maryland

  3. #13
    Maybe this marine life is smarter than we think. they could be fleeing the gulf and coming up here. hahaha

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    a whale has been swimming up and down oc for the last 2 weeks 25 to 30 feet long.

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    For the past two winters, a huge gray whale has entered the SD bay and stayed in it for about 3-4 weeks each time. He just swims right up to the Cruise Ship docks and looks up at all the people. Pretty cool creature. Really beautiful… But as far as being in the water with one, I would sh** myself. Ive had tons of dolphins encounters and seals are in my lineup in LJ everyday all year basically… And with a few random shark sightings, Ive had my fair share of interaction with sea animals… But if I was out at one of the deep spots that I surf and a whale rolled up, that would be the end of me… I was in my buddies boat, a little 26ft Catalina on the bay, and the gray whale was about 50 yards from the boat. I was shook even being that close in a boat. I felt like the guy could just flip us at any moment if he wanted to get playful… My strange friend who owns the boat was tempted to jump in and swim with him. I told him that was the worst idea I have ever heard, that if he got close to that thing in the water, the amount of current etc that is around him would probably end up killing him. But at any rate, whales are sooo beautiful, yet so creepy when they are around you. Can you imagine looking down and seeing a 40 foot creature cruising under you… Not cool…. Ive seen them WAYYY out at sea when im surfing, on the other side of the kelp beds. The kelp beds hear usually deter enormous fish. at least thats what I tell myself.

    here's a photo of the whale that the media named "Diego"





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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyboarddude View Post
    we haven't had any whales offshore here in the Delaware/OC beach area,but we have seen a HUGE increase in thresher sharks. my fisherman friends are pullin those things out of the water left & right & i'm talkin 200-700lb'ers. my sisters friend actually won the thresher shark catergory of the shark tournement here 2 weeks ago with a thresher shark that was 627.6lbs caught at someplace called the "HotDog". this shark was only 14.5lbs shy of the maryland state record. i used to think threshers didn't come close to shore,but i saw someones footage from a carribean trip & they saw one just a few feet from shore were they were. i wonder why there has been such a drastic increase in threshers & whats making them grow so large now....hmmm......my sisters friends & i ate that big thresher,so i hope her relatives don't return the favor on the line up this season!!!
    I saw a fifty foot whale around 54th street on friday. gaurds were whistling people out becuas eit was only about 20yds from shore

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterblows View Post
    A 30 foot whale was just hanging out about 75 feet off of 39th street on Saturday. It may have been bigger. It made way down to the board walk with about 100 people just following it. It was low tide, so you could almost walk out to it!
    i was there for that too. at one point he got himself stuck in about chest deep water 25-30 yards from shore. it was so epic. he rolled himself back out, it was really really ****ing cool.

    the dolphins were corralling the blues up against the shallows and the whale was just chilling in the middle of the feeding frenzy feasting away. epic.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseknuckle View Post
    I saw a fifty foot whale around 54th street on friday. gaurds were whistling people out becuas eit was only about 20yds from shore
    yo moose that was teh same whale.

    we also saw a lil crew of 3-5 whales a few days before that.

    never seen a whale in my life except in coastal maine before this.

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    i saw one in dealnot to long ago....but it was very far out

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    I've got a pretty funny whale story. About 3 or 4 years ago I was surfing with a friend on a day that was just huge and blown out. It was probably like 7 to 8 foot, and just bumpy as hell, but we were out there braving it, just trying to get a few big drops.

    So my friend an I are paddling back out after both catching wave, when we see this massive whale breech about 10 feet out from where we were just sitting. Were both just like "Ohhhh My God," but we continue to paddle out. Then this massive set rolls in, and I start getting all freaked out cause I think the whale is gonna breach on top of me or something. I yell to my friend "You can't paddle out there!!! Thats whale Territory!!!!!" So I just stay put, and am prepairing to duck dive this set as my friend paddles out. And wouldn't you know it, as be paddles out the whale surfaces not even 5 feet away from him! At this point were both just freaked out, and ride a whitewash all the way to shore. We got to shore and were both just like "Holy ****!!! That was Insane!!!"