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Old 11-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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If you thnk the lake is too small check out these restrictions on the Atlantic.

http://www.boattest.com/resources/vi...px?NewsID=3862

The whales need a home.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Cool "Save The Kayakers" Bumper-Sticker Needed...

England's largest lake (much bigger than Winnipesaukee) enacted the same speed limit five years ago, but that was to restore that lake's former relaxing experience.

Too bad there are so few Right Whales: a population of 1000 individuals is generally recognized as the minimum to keep a mammal from disappearing forever. (Humanity faces no such danger). But the Bald Eagle came back!!!


Well, at least the whale-viewing industry can keep going—just offshore—to continue to be enthralled by the Atlantic Gray Whale.

Oops...an error...Americans eliminated ALL of those years ago.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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FLboater quoted the following regulation on ares of the Atlantic Seaboard:
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There is a 10-knot speed limit in effect in designated areas along the eastern U.S. seaboard for all vessels, commercial and recreational above 65’ (20 m).
Boats smaller than 65 feet can manuevour quickly and avoid hitting Right Whales. How big is your boat?

If those speed limits applied to Lake Winnipesaukee it would impact the Mount Washington, Sophie C and Doris E! All of which are longer than 65 feet! That would restrict those vessels to a top speed of 11 and a half MPH!

Of course there are no Right Whales in Lake Winnipesaukee, but APS will keep looking for those pics! What about Winni the lake monster?!!!!
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Americans eliminated all the Atlantic Grey Whales? Where did you come up with this one Mr President?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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Wink

That was my recollection.

From Google it appears that Americans had some help in the extermination of the Atlantic population of the Gray Whale. (The Pacific Gray Whale is a different story—they're still around).

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"...Gray whales were hunted commercially for their meat and oil by European, Japanese, and North American whalers, especially in the 17th and 18th century.

"Relentlessly hunted for their meat and oil, Atlantic gray whales became extinct in the 18th century. The eastern North Pacific population also plummeted, but have since made a dramatic comeback..."
http://www.vanaqua.org/education/aqu...raywhales.html
Some "sub-fossil" remains suggest that Atlantic and Pacific Gray Whales are the same whale species. I'll research later to see if the two populations are indistinguishable species.

Like the dinosaurs, no blame can be placed on any living American for this population's extinction.
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