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Whale Smashes Boat

A leaping whale crashed into a boat this week off the coast of South Africa, leaving two sailors fighting for their lives. Paloma Werner and Ralph Mothes were whale-watching from a distance when the giant mammal rose out of the water and crashed into the side of their boat.

Werner and Mothes took refuge behind the boat’s steering wheel. The mast and its rigging were destroyed by the whale’s impact, but the boat remained afloat. The whale appeared to be unhurt.

10 Comments on Whale Smashes Boat

  1. Percy Jackson // July 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm // Reply

    I hope There ok.

  2. Wow! Sounds like Whale Wars! (he-he)

  3. well I'll Be // July 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm // Reply

    amazing

  4. Whale jumping is called breaching…
    :-(

  5. Selena Gomez // July 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm // Reply

    goodthing the whale is not hurt.

  6. i saw that on the news

  7. OH MAN! Is the whale ok.

    : (

  8. another example of humans gettin in the way of animals

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