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Old    kidrik            05-14-2007, 7:14 PM Reply   
Just wondering if anyone was riding the Delta near Steamboat Slough today? They spotted two whales cruising back and forth! WTF?

Check out KCRA, channel 3 Sacramento for the story.

What would it be like to be riding, crash, and look up to see two big ass whales coming your way? (Don't crash I guess....)
Old     (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-14-2007, 7:49 PM Reply   
You could ollie or grind them, could be pretty fun!
It would be a sick video!
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-14-2007, 8:11 PM Reply   
it was humpfrey showing his girlfriend his old hang out...this is where i used to chill
(flashes gang sign with fin)...they are on the way back out to rio vista already...she said yuk the waters brown and dirty lets get out of the dirty delta! besides somebody might use your tail for a rail!
Old    kidrik            05-14-2007, 8:16 PM Reply   
Would that be a "Whaley"?

Good sh*t guys!
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       05-14-2007, 9:55 PM Reply   
I would have to jump in the water and swim with them...what an experience that would be.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-14-2007, 10:19 PM Reply   
And I though this was going to be a fat chick thread!!!
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-14-2007, 11:15 PM Reply   
wait a whale. . . coulda been me floating and taking a leak
Old    kidrik            05-15-2007, 5:22 AM Reply   
Attila......just saw the pics.....turns out you were right.

Justin, wanna retract your statement now?
Old     (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-15-2007, 6:00 AM Reply   
We always have Dolphins come up to the boat and chase our tubes, I was pulling my son on Sunday and had a couple come within arms reach of the tube.

Even though we see them all the time it is really cool...

Kelly (weskel)
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-15-2007, 10:07 AM Reply   
these are blue whales
the big one is between 50 and 70 feet long
they are 60 miles inland from the golden gate bridge swimming in murky warm delta waters they are nearly in freshwater
uscg saw 4 near rio vista
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-15-2007, 10:12 AM Reply   
heres a pic
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-15-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
Sweeeeeeeeet! I wana ollie a whale!
Old     (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-15-2007, 3:59 PM Reply   
Soooooooo, what your saying Clay is you want to jump a fat chick?!?!?!?

Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-15-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
Like the snakes, cars, sunken boats, otters and seals werent enough!
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-15-2007, 6:55 PM Reply   
don't forget the beavers
and now the whale update:
now they are in west sacramento, farther inland than any whale ever swam, they followed the deepwater ship channel, there were not 4 just 2 it appears, they are more than 90 miles inland from the golden gate bridge...whale history being made here
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-16-2007, 3:20 PM Reply   
whale update:
Actually they are humpback whales, not blue whales.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-16-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
Humpbacks are on the endangered species list. If I am correct, you are not even allowed to an engine or boat motor on within 100 yards (or more) of these creature. Anyone in HI can attest to this one.....
Old     (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-16-2007, 3:36 PM Reply   
they are going to die if they dont get back to the salt water. man that is going to be smelly
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-16-2007, 7:10 PM Reply   
yes bob humpbacks not blues.
various reports have called them gray, blue and humpback. the current pics clearly show them to be humpbacks. they are going to try to herd them out to sea on thursday 17th, the big one has definitely tangled with a prop, it has a huge cut in its back, the smaller one is said to be injured as well...i hope they make it back out the 80 miles to the golden gate and out to sea. it took them a week to do it back in 85...they bang pipes behind(ancient japanese hunting method) and play whales feeding sounds ahead to lead them...80 miles thru the delta and out the golden gate.....come on everybody has to root for these whales they need all the help they can get!
Old     (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-16-2007, 10:05 PM Reply   
Making lemonade from lemons = Worst case sushi from beached whales... just kidding, hope they get turned around. How fast do they travel? Do they kick out any wake?
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-16-2007, 10:07 PM Reply   
The whales were in W.Sac today!!! Crazy
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-16-2007, 10:28 PM Reply   
I heard both whales were hit by boats. Damn, who the fruck did that?
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-16-2007, 10:35 PM Reply   
GD, were they hit today in the deep water channel or back in the delta?

(Message edited by attila916 on May 16, 2007)
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 6:17 AM Reply   
They were hit within the past three days sometime. They don't know exactly because they lost track of them for awhile.
Old    kidrik            05-17-2007, 6:29 AM Reply   
Went out whale sightings, but who the hell has a White, with, I think dark and light blue combo X-star? Holy F**K did they put on a clinic! Whoever that was, thanks for the show!

P.S. I hope the whales make it back!
Old     (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-17-2007, 7:23 AM Reply   
I thought this was a joke at first.
Old     (litlone873)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-17-2007, 9:38 AM Reply   
Rik - sounds like CIE's XStar.

I thought they put a ban on boats in the area of the whales? At least they did here in W. Sac on Tuesday.
Old    kidrik            05-17-2007, 9:51 AM Reply   
Renee, we were up North on the river a little ways!

CIE's Xstar? Maybe........they definitely had CIE skillz!
Old     (bassmanjoshis)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-17-2007, 12:11 PM Reply   
apparently both whales got cut pretty badly. My guess is from boats. that sucks.
Old     (iridelow1998)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-17-2007, 12:56 PM Reply   
They said there were cuts that were in line with being cut by a prop. 2 feet wide and 6 inches deep on the bigger one and more serious cuts on the smaller one. I'm just wondering who wouldn't see a WHALE in the water ahead of them. They seem to be staying on the surface of the water and I know when I'm driving I'm looking for anything that looks odd. Pretty sad and possibly careless if you ask me.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 1:13 PM Reply   
What is funny, the SacBee is saying that the cuts are 2 meters long.....

I believe you that they are 2 feet. It must be an error on the SacBee.....
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-17-2007, 2:15 PM Reply   
watch the pics they can't tell how bad it is, but you can see a big gash on its back, the water in the delta is very murkey, if they are just 1 foot under you can't see them, they say they think whoever hit them most likely knew they hit something....if i hit em accidently...i would not be announcing it...unless they wanted to be public enemy numero uno...
they can't measure the cut, its big, you can see it flapping...
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-17-2007, 2:55 PM Reply
here is pics and video
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 3:23 PM Reply   
It's not 2 meters though.... That is the point I am trying to say. is know to over exaggerate a lot of things and there is a HUGE difference between 2 feet and 2 meters. We are talking at least 4 feet difference...
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-17-2007, 3:47 PM Reply   
Looking at the wound makes me very sad.

The wound is a big long clean gash. Wouldn't a prop make a mess?
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-17-2007, 4:04 PM Reply   
its hard to say...the first pics appeared to show something on it maybe whatever that was cut him when it came off? it is in the blubber, did not cut through to flesh and muscle the cut goes below the waterline on its side from the top of its back...the whale is roughly 50 ft long, look at it in comparison to the boats...the cut may well be 6 feet long...the baby is cut on its side/belly but i've seen no pics showing its cut, just the witnesses reports...tvnews ran 1985 video of Humphrey and he was breeching and waving his big side flippers and very active, he was not injured...these two act very differently, today the rescue plan apparently did not work...humphfrey was here 26 days...
if you ever visit rio vista after you check out fosters and have a drink walk down to the river there is a monument to Humphfrey, its really cool and fosters bighorn will blow your mind
Old     (melanie)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-17-2007, 4:25 PM Reply   
They might want to start naming these guys too because it doesnt look very promising for either of them. I'm going with "Kappa" & "Sigma".
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-17-2007, 5:25 PM Reply   
Delta and Lindsey
Old    kidrik            05-17-2007, 5:34 PM Reply   
I'm going with "Moby Dick" (or "Dickafer" to be PC) and little "whale-y".....
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-20-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
so here it is the 20th and the whales have decided to try to swim out of the deepwater channel, they are making their way out as of about 3:30 pm, a couple big tugboats had to go out to meet a ship and the whales followed them out of the port and into the channel headed south, so they are moving, and so far can only go in the deepwater channel, tonight in the dark, the 10 or so boats that are following will have a tough time seeing the whales, and there are alot of wrong turns to avoid...
Old     (tomcalabria)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-20-2007, 11:09 PM Reply   
I heard that the whales just came up to Sacramento to see Brodie Chaboooooooooya and Al the wakeviolater ride. They saw enough and are headed back out to the big blue ocean.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-21-2007, 12:35 AM Reply   
LOL, good one Tom!
Old     (lee__jay)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 8:05 AM Reply   
tom, you're silly! :-)
Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-22-2007, 12:20 PM Reply   
word is rio vista and that part of the delta is closed! should be really crowded down near stockton and every where else because of it!
Old    swass            05-23-2007, 9:23 AM Reply   
People are funny. When large mammals beach themselves or get "lost" in inland waterways, we go to great effort and expense to save them, yet when they're back in deep water we trip over each other in an effort to hunt them to extinction. Whatever makes us feel better, I guess.
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-23-2007, 9:28 AM Reply   
Isn't whaling illegal? Who hunts them to extinction? You are making blanket statements with no backup. How did you come to these conclusions.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-23-2007, 9:35 AM Reply   
Japan and I think Norway still hunt whales.
Old     (morty)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-23-2007, 10:25 AM Reply   
Is the area around rio vista completely closed and if so, for how long. I am going to snug harbor June 15-20. Will it be open by then again?
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-23-2007, 10:29 AM Reply   
I don't think that I've ever lived in Japan or Norway. I don't knowingly buy whale products so back off swass.
Old    swass            05-23-2007, 10:51 AM Reply   

For what it's worth, I used "we" to describe humans, not Americans. It was just an observation...the merit of which is debatable, but I was not trying to make some sort of grandiose political or social statement. And I was certainly not trying to infringe upon your right to consume whale products, Ron. But your MasterCraft sucks.
Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-23-2007, 10:12 PM Reply   
calm down Ron... You whale hunting freak...j/k, calm down...
Old     (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-24-2007, 7:57 AM Reply   
Heres what you are not supposed to do with wayward whales...
Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-25-2007, 10:20 AM Reply   
what a wasite of tax dollars, do we really need this many flipin boats following them, i mean really what the heck are they going to accomplish besides wasting 4.00 per gallon in fuel?

yea they are in a delta
Old     (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-26-2007, 1:08 PM Reply   
Just saw the whales in rio vista and almost rearended the people stopping on the bridge to see them. lol..

Andy not all the boats following are Tax payer paid for. Several boats are non-profits helping out and research groups spending their "own" money, from donation, to help also.

Cheers and have fun on the water this weekend,
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-27-2007, 6:09 PM Reply   
good news on the whales, after going south back down the deepwater they went under the rio vista bridge then turned around went back under it and spent a week cicling today they again went under the rio vista bridge and have gotten down to sherman island they are dodging wind surfers and kite boarders, its too rough and windy for most boating though, so they are almost halfway back to the sea...i hope everybody is rooting for them
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-29-2007, 8:19 PM Reply   
TV news piece on this they interviewed a Mr. Rod McInnis, wondering if it's the same Rod McInnis that frequents this discussion board?
Old     (tomcalabria)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-29-2007, 9:18 PM Reply   
I think that they are hanging around for the next CIE or DRA EVENT.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-30-2007, 10:31 AM Reply   
they may have gone out under the golden gate last night


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