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From: SeeKarWhat is that directly west of the ship? Whales maybe?
Mon Oct 16 20:08:01 -0700 2006
From: AlanYou might be right. I see 2 or 3 somethings that are long and in the water.
Mon Oct 16 20:43:55 -0700 2006
From: Silicon SamTorpedos. INCOMING!
Mon Oct 16 22:10:11 -0700 2006
From: pete592I measured them in Google Earth Plus, and they're around 90 to 100 feet each. This is a length that's not unheard of for blue whales, but I have no idea if blues ever frequent this area or if they would be swimming in a pod of 3. In addition, I think that given the clarity and depth of the water and brigtness of the ocean bottom in this area, we would be able to more clearly see the outline of the whales' bodies.
Tue Oct 17 10:01:36 -0700 2006
If I had to bet money, I would say they are the trails of 3 personal watercraft.
From: tedderAre you talking about this (obviously jetskis) or this (unknown), or what?
Tue Oct 17 11:09:21 -0700 2006
From: pete592Ted, it looks like your second "this" is sunken boat hulls, possibly put there to form an artificial reef attracting sea life and giving divers something to explore.
Tue Oct 17 11:44:41 -0700 2006