By Gary Bogue
Thursday, May 24th, 2007 at 7:42 am in Whales.
Maybe the whales are too disoriented by all the ruckus
Nothing seems to be working to get the whales to swim back into the Bay and out into the ocean under the Golden Gate Bridge. So how about backing off and starting from scratch?
** Pull back all the boats and helicopters until they are out-of-sight of the whales.
** Turn off all the boat motors.
** Stop traffic going across any of the bridges if/when the whales approach them.
** Basically make things as calm and normal and natural — and quiet — as possible. No unnatural vibrations anywhere.
Maybe all the noise and activity … and banging on pipes … and playing of this and that whale feeding sounds … and now threatening them with the sounds of attacking killer whales … is so disorienting that those whales simply don’t know what to do.
The swimming around in circles and slapping of their tails on the water seems to indicate that. Actions of distress, confusion and irritation.
Back off, return the river area around them to normal and wait and see what happens.
It couldn’t hurt.