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From: David (devoid1948)11/23/04 1:06 PM 
To: All  (1 of 13) 
 9157.1 

Tue Nov 23, 8:23 AM ET####Reuters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) - A pod of dolphins####circled protectively round a group of New Zealand####swimmers to fend off an attack by a great white shark,
media reported on Tuesday.

 Lifesavers Rob Howes, his 15-year-old daughter Niccy,
Karina Cooper and Helen Slade were swimming 300 feet####off Ocean Beach near Whangarei on New Zealand's North####Island when the dolphins herded them -- apparently to####protect them from a shark.

"They started to herd us up, they pushed all four of####us together by doing tight circles around us," Howes####told the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA).

Howes tried to drift away from the group, but two of####the bigger dolphins herded him back just as he spotted####a nine-foot great white shark swimming toward the####group.

"I just recoiled. It was only about 2 meters away from####me, the water was crystal clear and it was as clear as####the nose on my face," Howes said, referring to a####distance of six feet.

"They had corralled us up to protect us," he said.

The lifesavers spent the next 40 minutes surrounded by####the dolphins before they could safely swim back to####shore. The incident happened on October 30, but the####lifesavers kept the story to themselves until now.

Environment group Orca Research said dolphins attacked####sharks to protect themselves and their young, so their####actions in protecting the lifesavers was####understandable.

"They could have sensed the danger to the swimmers and####taken action to protect them," Orca's Ingrid Visser####told NZPA.

 
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From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/24/04 12:27 AM 
To: David (devoid1948)  (2 of 13) 
 9157.2 in reply to 9157.1 

Nice
:-)

(I don't know why #### gets inserted after paragraph breaks when something is cut and pasted. I tried fixing that in the controls but I just can't figure it out)

 

 
From: David (devoid1948)11/24/04 1:23 AM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 13) 
 9157.3 in reply to 9157.2 
I can never finger out pooters anyhoo.
 

 
From: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)11/30/04 6:53 PM 
To: All  (4 of 13) 
 9157.4 in reply to 9157.3 

Yay Flipper!

 

 
From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/30/04 11:49 PM 
To: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)  (5 of 13) 
 9157.5 in reply to 9157.4 

Yeah Honey Boy!

Honey Boy?
Hehehehehe

 

 
From: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)12/1/04 2:59 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 13) 
 9157.6 in reply to 9157.5 

Arf Arf!! Got Milk?

 

 
From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host12/2/04 12:30 AM 
To: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)  (7 of 13) 
 9157.7 in reply to 9157.6 
Soy milk ok?
 

 
From: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)12/2/04 12:47 AM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 13) 
 9157.8 in reply to 9157.7 

Sounds good to me.

 

 
From: Saffire (SAFFIREM)12/10/04 8:12 PM 
To: Krimson Gray (baalzephon)  (9 of 13) 
 9157.9 in reply to 9157.6 

Honey boy.. no way, that's what my mom used to call my son when he was still a lil' kid.. now he's a huge kid with feet nearly as big as mine.. I'm so sunk. LOL..

Never heard anyone else use honey boy before... had to comment.. LOL

 

 
From: Ralph (RBGlatt)12/11/04 9:12 AM 
To: Saffire (SAFFIREM)  (10 of 13) 
 9157.10 in reply to 9157.9 
I think all those girls chasing him have gone to his head. ;-)
 

 
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