Saturday, June 22, 2013
Swimming Naked with Whales
Swimming Naked with Whales
Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment.
Natalia Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits.
The skilled Russian diver took the plunge as the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade.
Belugas are famed for the way in which their faces are able to convey human-like expressions. Certainly Matrena and Nilma seemed to enjoy frolicking with Natalia.
The taming of the whales happened in the
Oblast region in the far north-west of Murmansk at the shore of the Russia White Sea near the Arctic Circle branch of the Utrish Dophinarium.
An area of the sea is enclosed to stop whales and dolphins getting out and instructors tame the mammals before they are transported to dolphinariums around the world — a practice many animal conservationists consider cruel.
Belugas have a small hump on their heads used for echo-location and it was thought that there would be more chance of striking up a rapport with them without clothes as a barrier.
Like I went swimming today and HMG it was like swimming with whales’ ……….. god are some people fat! ………. Well they are!
On my next visit I am going to take a harpoon gun with me just for self defence .............
and I am sure I saw Captain Ahab standing on the side of the pool.
And what is it with people swimming in groups chatting as they swim! It is like being in a traffic jam without a horn to honk.
The next thing will be waterproof cell phones so you can text as you swim.
Or perhaps video conference
Then on the way out I saw the poster ………
Eeeck they were taking booking for the naturist nights.
Yes swimming in the NUDE !!! it would not be like the movies I mean so much white flesh all I could think of was
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