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Old Dec 27th 2007, 7:54 pm
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Just saw this on the website of The Press:

Christmas Day celebrations on New Brighton Beach were dampened when an unidentified species of whale was seen floundering in the surf. Children were crying, and consternation was rife amongst onlookers as it seemed that the mammal was trying to swim back out to sea only to be caught by swells and thrown back onto the shore.

NIWA officials said that this event is a common occurrance at this time of year, and that people should not intervene with the mammals in distress, but to let them find their own way back out to sea.

Several pictures were taken of the - yet to be identified - whale throughout it's struggles:

The first is as it was dashed onto the beach.
The second as it struggled in the surf
The third as it desperately tried to get back to deeper water - just look at the incredible size of this amazing animal.

Some may find these to be distressing:
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Old Dec 27th 2007, 8:49 pm
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I nearly had a heart attack then! I thought you were trying to tell me my MIL had landed in New Zealand
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Not pretty!
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I was just about to go off on a rant
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Thought you had spotted me there..
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That is one ugly animal.
Onlookers must have been distressed !
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Go to tell you, this is so typical of me, was reading it thinking OMG, the poor thing, how sad for it, was picturing all the people on the beach, then in your pics, i was looking thinking well i can;t see the whale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am the most gullible person ever I'm sure, I hang my head in embarrasment

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Originally Posted by Marika 38 View Post
Go to tell you, this is so typical of me, was reading it thinking OMG, the poor thing, how sad for it, was picturing all the people on the beach, then in your pics, i was looking thinking well i can;t see the whale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am the most gullible person ever I'm sure, I hang my head in embarrasment

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Has it !!!!!!!!!!!!




no I'm joking, nice try though, my brain paused for a second,
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UPDATE: The ongoing phenomena has now apparently been seen in Kaikoura, to the deep concern of the tourist industry there. The fear is that other whales and cetaceans will catch one glimpse and be so ashamed that they will never return.
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Has it !!!!!!!!!!!!


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no I'm joking, nice try though, my brain paused for a second,
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Originally Posted by Marika 38 View Post
Go to tell you, this is so typical of me, was reading it thinking OMG, the poor thing, how sad for it, was picturing all the people on the beach, then in your pics, i was looking thinking well i can;t see the whale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am the most gullible person ever I'm sure, I hang my head in embarrasment

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I also thought the same, squinting my eyes at the first pic to catch a glimpse.

I shall also hang my head in shame and fade into the background.
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hee hee hee

Pleased it caught a couple of people out

I am now on a New Years diet to prepare for a Triathlon, so this may be the last opportunity to see such a large volume of blubber on ChCh's beaches.

Note the 'may be' in there
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