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(NJ.com)   Endangered whale, one of only 400, well now 399, left in the world, found dead off the N.J. coast   (nj.com) divider line
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1940 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jun 2020 at 11:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-26 9:44:25 AM  
That's sad to hear, one of best parts about being on the water last season running a ferry up and down the Jersey coast back and forth to NYC was the amount of whales we'd see everyday, which were usually around six a day. Capitan needed me on the bridge half the time just to spot them so we wouldn't hit one.
/one passenger accused of us this and reported it, we had NOAA feds meet us at the work dock in full battle gear.
 
2020-06-26 10:51:02 AM  
I saw a couple in the North Pacific, years ago. Hard to believe that pods used to extend for miles, and were hunted down to the point of population collapse.
 
2020-06-26 11:29:08 AM  
Thought it was Christie for a moment, but realized his kind isn't endangered (yet).
 
2020-06-26 11:36:44 AM  
Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.
 
2020-06-26 11:38:48 AM  
There was a guy
An under water guy who controlled the sea
Got killed by ten million pounds of sludge
From New York and New Jersey
 
2020-06-26 11:40:32 AM  

Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.


Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?
 
2020-06-26 11:42:00 AM  
Sad fact about this Whale species name, They were called Right whales as the were the right ones to hunt as they had a Plentiful baleen, lots of blubber and floated for a long time after they were killed making them ideal for whale hunters to target. They were also quite docile.

Hence how rare they are now.
 
2020-06-26 11:46:26 AM  
It's not dead, it's piningforthefjords.jpg
 
2020-06-26 11:46:43 AM  
Got all the fixin's for a good old-fashioned DYNAMITIN' !
 
2020-06-26 11:48:40 AM  

grimlock1972: Sad fact about this Whale species name, They were called Right whales as the were the right ones to hunt as they had a Plentiful baleen, lots of blubber and floated for a long time after they were killed making them ideal for whale hunters to target. They were also quite docile.

Hence how rare they are now.


Well, they're rare in the northern Hemisphere.  The North Atlantic Right Whale and North Pacific Right Whale populations are critically endangered.

The Southern Right Whale is a "least concern" species, because there are plenty of them.
 
2020-06-26 11:53:11 AM  
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What a North Atlantic Right Whale may look like
 
2020-06-26 12:03:31 PM  

JZDave: Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.

Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?


I literally live there
 
2020-06-26 12:07:08 PM  
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2020-06-26 12:07:40 PM  
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RIP whale
 
2020-06-26 12:10:52 PM  
Good of them to mention the species towards the end of the article.
 
2020-06-26 12:12:13 PM  
enemy toast
Youtube had6whdC3xY
 
2020-06-26 12:20:13 PM  
People are the cancer of this planet. Rooting for the V.
 
2020-06-26 12:27:22 PM  
Time for Dynamite 2: East Coast Boogaloo
 
2020-06-26 12:29:12 PM  
If there are only 39 breeding females left it doesn't seem they are long for this world.  😢
 
2020-06-26 12:29:42 PM  

Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.


Last few times I've been to LBI, the water was damn close to being as clear as the water on the east coast of FL where I grew up.

You need to stop swimming at Keansburg beach, dude.
 
2020-06-26 12:31:42 PM  
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2020-06-26 12:32:57 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: That's sad to hear, one of best parts about being on the water last season running a ferry up and down the Jersey coast back and forth to NYC was the amount of whales we'd see everyday, which were usually around six a day. Capitan needed me on the bridge half the time just to spot them so we wouldn't hit one.
/one passenger accused of us this and reported it, we had NOAA feds meet us at the work dock in full battle gear.


What ferry is this? Can I have a job?
 
2020-06-26 12:33:30 PM  
Aren't they all off the coast?
 
2020-06-26 1:55:04 PM  

Marcos P: JZDave: Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.

Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?

I literally live there


Yeah, me too
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2020-06-26 2:10:37 PM  
Don't call Oregon for help!
 
2020-06-26 2:12:59 PM  
If there are 400 of them, and even if they lived 100 years, which I'm too lazy to look up, but I bet a lot less, that would mean 4 die per year.  Not sure why that would be news then.
 
2020-06-26 2:26:27 PM  

Fat Joe Ska: Marcos P: JZDave: Marcos P: Our beaches in NJ are gross. Our water is polluted. Maybe it came here to die.

Know how I know you haven't been 'down da Shore' for a loong time?

I literally live there

Yeah, me too[Fark user image 425x318]


Is that Ocean Grove?

/If so, hi neighbor!
 
2020-06-26 2:30:57 PM  

H31N0US: AlwaysRightBoy: That's sad to hear, one of best parts about being on the water last season running a ferry up and down the Jersey coast back and forth to NYC was the amount of whales we'd see everyday, which were usually around six a day. Capitan needed me on the bridge half the time just to spot them so we wouldn't hit one.
/one passenger accused of us this and reported it, we had NOAA feds meet us at the work dock in full battle gear.

What ferry is this? Can I have a job?


You have full battle gear?
 
2020-06-26 3:35:37 PM  

WelldeadLink: Aren't they all off the coast?


Actually last summer most were in the Raritan and Sandy Hook bays chowing down on bunker being that that the water was so clear.
 
2020-06-26 4:19:54 PM  

H31N0US: AlwaysRightBoy: That's sad to hear, one of best parts about being on the water last season running a ferry up and down the Jersey coast back and forth to NYC was the amount of whales we'd see everyday, which were usually around six a day. Capitan needed me on the bridge half the time just to spot them so we wouldn't hit one.
/one passenger accused of us this and reported it, we had NOAA feds meet us at the work dock in full battle gear.

What ferry is this? Can I have a job?


I don't want to say but the beauty of last season was watching humpbacks breathing and having fun eating to their hearts content all day long, porpoises in large pods were everywhere. Hell I almost ran over a very large sea turtle in the bay helming the boat back down to Jersey on a down run. The water was just that clear which hasn't been seen in years.
 
2020-06-26 6:19:50 PM  

alex10294: If there are 400 of them, and even if they lived 100 years, which I'm too lazy to look up, but I bet a lot less, that would mean 4 die per year.  Not sure why that would be news then.


Actually probably more.

The closely related Bowhead Whale is known to live for 200 years, and is estimated to have a maximum lifespan of at least 250 years.

Plus, they're cool with just hangin' out with their buds, chillin' on the ocean floor.

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