Drone footage of gray whales and calves


#1

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#2

“Not to be a buzzkill, but” let me give you a big list of things you shouldn’t get excited about, including the specific things people are excited about in this video.

On second thought, I guess that is sort of intended to be a buzzkill.


#3

It’s a buzz that deserves to be killed, though. Remotely-operated vision of whales from a safe & respectful distance would be a beautiful thing. Parking the boat the recommended distance away and observing, and enjoying the closer observation if the whales happen to come closer WITHOUT doing anything to upset them: I can also support that. This (especially the underwater camera of the people leaning out of the boats & touching the whales with their hands) just looks like ugly exploitation.


#4

Oh I agree. I just thought it was a funny choice of phrase for the post.


#5

why is this recommended?


#6

Is this the same Mark Carwardine, renowned zoologist, who famously wrote “last chance to see” with Douglas Adams and then made a TV show follow up with Stephen Fry?


#7

If I get that near a whale, I am petting that goddam whale.


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