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Necropsy Results Are In For Mama, the Klamath River Whale

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According to results of the necropsy, an autopsy on animals, Mama, the Klamath River whale, died from a skin infection.

Here are two links to the full story, both of which used my images of Mama and her calf:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/mama-whale-skin-infection.html

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/29/BA401MI7AL.DTL

MG 0163A A Song for Mama

MG_8404 Goodbye, Mama

 

For copies or use of these and other images, email:   ashala7@gmail.com

View my website:  www.ashalaTylor.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashala

Many more Mama, the Klamath River whale, images can be seen on those sites.

 

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A Lesson From the Gentle Giant – Stay True to Your Path

Many times in life what we do has far-reaching effects that we may never know.   Here is something written for the internet in regard to Mama, the Klamath River whale, and staying true to oneself.  It is used by permission of the author, Andee Allen, from California, written for morningcoach.com/blog.   Here is a direct link to the article which is reproduced here on this blog: http://blog.morningcoach.com/2011/08/12/journey-distractions/

“JOURNEY DISTRACTIONS

Okay, Morning Coach people, you think you have issues meeting your goals?  Check out the saga of the Klamath River whales.  Here is this mother and baby Pacific gray whale gently swimming in the Klamath River, minding their own business, doing their own thing.  After about a month, the baby heads back to the open ocean.  The mother, content on her own journey, continues to leisurely swim around in circles in the river.

whale diversionJPGThen out of no-where come these smart, super-intelligent, caring citizens who decide that the mother should not be in the river, that what she is doing is not right and that she has to go back to the ocean right now.   So in their infinite, all-knowing wisdom, they shoot her with water, bang on pipes, pound on drums, etc. in an effort to change her course and send her back to where they think she should be.whale spraying

The gentle giant calmly ignores them and goes on about her own personal development and goals.  She does not let them divert her focus or attention.  She continues to swim in the river – up the river, under the bridge, and back down the river.  Every day, consistently.  Not once does she lash out at the people that think they know what is best for her. No angry splashing, no overturning their boats, just a gentle steady progress on her route.  In fact, mostly she ignores them.   She doesn’t try to argue with them or dissuade them from their goals of diverting her.  Instead she let’s them do what they are doing and gracefully continues on her own personal journey.

Now I don’t pretend to understand what she is doing in that river anymore than I understand what you are doing in your own personal river.  But this I do know, whatever she is doing or whatever you are doing, it’s because it is the right journey for your own personal growth and development.  It doesn’t really matter if others understand or embrace your personal goals.  What matters is that you – like the whale – understand your journey  and consistently work towards it.

Next time you have friends, family, acquaintances, or even strangers trying to divert you from your journey, think of the whale – stay the course, be consistent, be gentle and courteous, and stay focused on your own personal goal.  Let nothing distract you.

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To follow more of this beautiful whale’s journey and/or purchase images go to  www.ashalatylor.com or http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashala

Andee is a business consultant whose passion is helping business owners strategically market and brand their companies using social media tools coupled with traditional business tactics.  Her clients range from small independent companies to large multi-national organizations.  She has an MBA but owes her success to personal coaching by JB Glossinger and morningcoach.com.  She can be reached at andeeallen@gmail.com.

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KRCR TV report on Klamath Whales

If you click on the paddle boarder you can see a slide show of the whales..  Courtesy of … me of course!

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/28771898/detail.html?taf=cali.

Another Day In The Life of the Stranded Klamath River Whale

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Flute Player Serenading Klamath River Gray Whale

I found a link on You Tube that shows a flute player playing to a Humpback Whale.  Worth watching.

Today seemed rather gray and uneventful.  People were here from Davis University to take breath samples to study.  Crowds of people still flooded the Klamath River Bridge while the Highway Patrol had their hands full keeping the traffic moving and people not being flattened.

One person on a boat was spotted dumping salt into the water attempting to help the stranded gray whale feel more at home in a river.

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Klamath River Whale No Phone Zone

Someone put up signs on the bridge stating:  “Cell Phones Can’t Be Good for the Whale.  Please Consider Turning Yours Off.”

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Prototype to Capture Whale Breath

Guys from the University of Davis redesigning a whale breath capture device.

MORE WHALE IMAGES CAN BE SEEN AT: www. flickr.com/photos/ashala      For image use or purchase email:   ashala7@gmail.com

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Channel 12 News Covers Stranded Klamath River Whales

Channel 12 news Klamath River Whales

Channel 12 recently covered the saga of the stranded Klamath River whale using some of my photos.  CLICK ABOVE LINK TO WATCH VIDEO NEWS.

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Klamath River Whale Rolling in the Klamath River

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Check out this article on the whales stranded in the Klamath River – http://www.triplicate.com/http://www.triplicate.com/20110722112585/News/Local-News/Spectators-warned-away-from-bridge

I have the fortunate opportunity to be staying the summer at the Klamath River RV Park and have documented the whales Klamath River journey through photography since they arrived one month ago.   It has been an amazing experience watching these beautiful mammals.

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