Latest suggestion - from England- is to carry sand to cast into the water to disrupt their echolocation. 2-4 kg carried on board is supposed to be sufficient. No word on whether this is actually effective, but it wouldn't seem to call for Queequeg's aiming skills.Time to start sailing with harpoons.
I thought so too, along the same lines as the 'just dump your holding tank' comments - but have been following along somewhat on various reports / interaction databases, etc on this 'topic' and I've seen at least a couple instances reported where dumping sand or silt did in fact result in the whales moving along with little to no contact or damage. Whether that's just chance or there is some merit to it still hard to say.Casting a bit of sand seems pointless.
Net might impede them, or be something else to play with. Sand might be worth a try. Whales' eyes make it difficult for them to see forward, so echolocation would seem to be handy for them to make sure where they're going. Aluminum boat going from Scotland to Norway in North Sea was attacked by an Orca earlier this week: https://globalnews.ca/news/9789247/orca-attack-yacht-scotland-north-sea/Casting a bit of sand seems pointless. Echolocation is not needed for chewing on a rudder — as if a handful of sand would have any effect on sonar anyway. Fishermen use small explosives for deterring marine mammals. Seems better in theory. Might be illegal to possess.
Carry a hull-size piece of gnarly fishing net to toss over the bow and under the boat. Untangle it later…before drifting onto the rocks???
I assume you still have the little Tohatsu eggbeater on the back of your Fisher? Just put that down, start it up, and you'll be right Dylan!now hitting a small boat in Shetland
Fek - they will be coming up the Deben next
The news of an orca attacking a boat in the North Sea comes amid an uptick of orca attacks against vessels off the Iberian peninsula that has earned international headlines.globalnews.ca
a shitty oil spewing seaagull might be better - and yes I still have the egg whisk on the stern - 30 year old volvos are not the most reliable lumps in the world and the tohatsu starts second pull every timeI assume you still have the little Tohatsu eggbeater on the back of your Fisher? Just put that down, start it up, and you'll be right Dylan!