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dolphins are in charge

a somewhat unique event happen just a few days ago here in australia, i’ve waited until could get some special footage, but alas the main dolphin footage eludes me. a pod of dolphins took over the cordoned off zone while hunting for food and only when “they’d decided to move on” did the sinking of the hmas adelaide proceed. nature is wonderful ain’t it.  

you could think they were there to check out the new hunting grounds, as when the wreck settles and becomes a home for all sorts of sea creatures, the dolphins will be back .. saturday’s australian newspaper has a photo series of the wreck as it sits now and it’s become home to a few fish already .. it looks amazing. of course there are mixed emotions watching something like this, but it is dramatic.

DOLPHINS failed to stop the sinking of HMAS Adelaide

aap april 13, 2011 10.38

Thousands of people turned out to watch the scuttling of the retired navy ship off Avoca Beach on the New South Wales Central Coast but a pod of dolphins that swan into the blast zone delayed the show by an hour and a half.

The frigate was due to be scuttled at 10.30am (AEST) to form an artificial reef.

A NSW Maritime spokesman said boats in the area worked to clear the dolphins and the Adelaide could not be sunk until all marine mammals were a safe distance away.

“They are chasing fish, mate,” the spokesman said. “They are moving in the right direction.”

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/features/anzac-day/hmas-adelaide-shes-about-to-blow/story-e6frfldi-1226038371490#ixzz1JjeI9ZNc

Navy frigate scuttled after dolphin delay

Updated Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:45pm AEST
The decommissioned warship HMAS Adelaide has finally been scuttled on the New South Wales central coast.

It was delayed by more than an hour after a pod of dolphins followed a school of baitfish into the exclusion zone and refused to leave in time for the 10.30am (AEST) deadline.

The dolphins were finally coaxed out of the way of the former frigate and it took about a minute for the ship to sink after being imploded.

The No Ship Action Group continued to voice its objection to the sinking, skywriting the world “SHAME” above Avoca Beach this morning.

A spokeswoman for the scuttling project, Sue Dengate, says protesters’ concerns about pollution are unwarranted.

“It’s time these people put their minds and their very concerted efforts on to something that’s far more valuable,” she said.

It is hoped to become a popular dive site and marine scientist Bill Gladstone said fish such as mackeral are likely to take up residence in the sunken hull in a matter of days.

Thousands of onlookers watched today’s scuttling, with warnings of road closures and lengthy traffic delays around Terrigal, Avoca and North Avoca…

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and a local film makers perspective ..

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29 Comments

  1. Jessica Brant Jessica Brant 07/04/2019

    Alan this a very cool story. Dolphins are so smart they are amazing creatures. We used to swim in the wild with them growing up in South Florida.
    Thanks
    xoxo
    Jess

  2. Alejandro Alejandro 07/04/2019

    Who you calling a randy dolphin? lol cool pod

    A

  3. Jessica Brant Jessica Brant 17/04/2011

    Alan this a very cool story. Dolphins are so smart they are amazing creatures. We used to swim in the wild with them growing up in South Florida.
    Thanks
    xoxo
    Jess

    • tbaoo tbaoo 17/04/2011

      my bride would love to do that, although there has been a story or two about randy dolphins trying to be extra friendly .. 😉

  4. Alejandro Alejandro 17/04/2011

    Who you calling a randy dolphin? lol cool pod

    A

  5. Hansi Hansi 07/04/2019

    Power to the Dolphin people !

  6. Hansi Hansi 17/04/2011

    Power to the Dolphin people !

    • tbaoo tbaoo 18/04/2011

      more power to all the creatures .. cheers hansi

  7. uczelnie uczelnie 18/04/2011

    I’ve read several good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you put to make such a great informative web site.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 18/04/2011

      thanks uczinie and welcome aboard – the answer is heaps .. 🙂

      • Hansi Hansi 18/04/2011

        Alan you devil….did you let some Spam float by? Loved it!

        • tbaoo tbaoo 20/04/2011

          yes it seemed so real i thought oh well – maybe it’s kosher 🙂

    • tbaoo tbaoo 20/04/2011

      good one, and so true .. 😉 cheers

  8. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 07/04/2019

    Wow! Interesting post Tbaoo 🙂
    I’m sure this will provide plenty of shelter and protection for a variety of creatures.

  9. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 19/04/2011

    Wow! Interesting post Tbaoo 🙂
    I’m sure this will provide plenty of shelter and protection for a variety of creatures.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 20/04/2011

      submerged tanks back at you mary – cheers … 😉

  10. Alejandro Alejandro 07/04/2019

    Who you calling a randy dolphin? lol cool pod

    A

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      good one, and so true .. 😉 cheers

  11. Hansi Hansi 07/04/2019

    Power to the Dolphin people !

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      more power to all the creatures .. cheers hansi

  12. uczelnie uczelnie 08/04/2019

    I’ve read several good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you put to make such a great informative web site.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      thanks uczinie and welcome aboard – the answer is heaps .. 🙂

      • Hansi Hansi 09/04/2019

        Alan you devil….did you let some Spam float by? Loved it!

  13. Jessica Brant Jessica Brant 08/04/2019

    Alan this a very cool story. Dolphins are so smart they are amazing creatures. We used to swim in the wild with them growing up in South Florida.
    Thanks
    xoxo
    Jess

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      my bride would love to do that, although there has been a story or two about randy dolphins trying to be extra friendly .. 😉

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