To me whales are very beautiful and i love it when we go the coast and see a tail (sorry people). In April, the lifeless body of a 60-foot-long blue whale was found about 12 miles offshore Sri Lanka, bringing to light how thousands of blue whales are under increasing pressure from ship traffic in this largely unstudied I just can’t stand to look at them. The pictures were vast, graphic, and I was six years old when I became curious enough to flip through it. BLUE WHALE Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758. When they arrive, seeing them in the aquarium, I tried to face them but had to look away. This causes them to further withdraw within themselves or feel depressed. And he caused all the fish to become suspicious and afraid of the whale. At that time, I thought I’ve conquered my fear of whales. Whales are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. There are plenty of people afraid of whales who will never even see one. (Others had similar experiences of panic attacks after watching whales depicted in Free Willy, Fantasia 2000 or Pinocchio). But Jack Lawson, a research scientist with Canada's Fisheries Department, said the risk of such a blast is "very small. This article was soooo relatable. As stated before, the fear of whales is usually triggered in one’s childhood on account of having watched films or movies related to whales. Others include NLP or the neurolinguistic programming and Cognitive behavior therapy. I’m now 33 years old and still can’t even look at them. Self education is also a must while trying to overcome the intense fear of whales. I don’t even know where to start. Sperm whales like this one in New Zealand can consume up to a ton of food a day. Has anyone been swallowed by a whale and survived? A 2002 report estimated there were 5,000 – 12,000 blue whales worldwide. Directed by Matt Sheridan. Krills are small crustaceans found in almost every ocean in the world. Blue whales are typically not on the menu. The scientist said large, beached whales can either be buried with heavy equipment or cut up and shipped to a landfill. It’s really on-trend at the moment among exotic animal fans.” Dr Amander said that with the help of local activists, the WWF had helped secure the release of eight blue whales living in captivity across the UAE. In trying to get everything in Grand Theft Auto V, exploring the seabed was as a long and excruciating slow process. Great White Sharks are Afraid of Killer Whales Great white sharks are menacing, daunting apex predators, and we usually associate it with the top of the food chain of marine life. I recently had a nightmare involving a kyogre emmerging from solid land, turning the land into an ocean once it arose. All rights reserved. Just seeing the tail of the whale made me scream. No. Perhaps my fear has more to do with giant creatures in general, maybe particular to the sea, as I was afraid of running into the giant squids in Wind Waker, but it was never quite the same reaction that I’d get just thinking about whales. DERIVATION: from the Latin balaena for whale; from the Greek pteron for wing-fin, from the Latin musulus, and diminutive of mus for mouse. In each case, the whale, an inherently gigantic creature, is portrayed as a creeping up slowly on unsuspecting characters. Yong reports that most of what we know about white shark/orca encounters doesn’t end well for the sharks. An online forum dedicated to various phobias has people contributing their experiences pertaining to their fears and in case of Cetaphobia, most phobics explained that their fear began after having watched the movie Finding Nemo. While I know that the game has been pretty much data-mined and scrubbed for any kind of giant sea monsters, and finding out there’s just sharks, I was still deathly afraid I’d find myself right inside of a whales’ open mouth at some point. Even at the mention of the word “whale” I cringe and want to change the subject. Then, after years of being afraid of the ocean for no apparent reason, I found this website. New study: There’s one animal great white sharks are really afraid of When killer whales swim by, great whites flee, research at Farallon Islands discovers At a Glance. Other people tend to laugh at this seemingly irrational fear; after all, the chances of the phobic encountering a whale are usually very small. It also annoys me that people don't understand the fear; just because we haven't encountered one doesn't mean we can't fear them. “But we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. Finding Nemo is my favorite Pixar movie. All the effects and cinematography were kind of hard not to find silly, but the very ending with the whale smashing and killing everything and everyone, and creating a whirlpool to sink the ship, only served to instill even more dread in me. Generally, whales signify strength, protection, and spirituality. The IUCN Red List has put blue whales in its “endangered” list. I feel like a wuss but I was traumatized repeatedly seeing them everywhere as a kid. Besides, I have never heard of a killer whale killing a full grown adult male walrus by itself, and I doubt it probably could. They usually live only in the deepest parts of the ocean. Where your child can open up easily and is not afraid of discussing anything with you. James Bartley (1870–1909) is the central figure in a late nineteenth-century story according to which he was swallowed whole by a sperm whale. I was thinking it was that or finding nemo. This helps get to the root of the phobia and eliminate it completely. I have an extreme phobia of whales. I can say I have this kind of phobia. Great white sharks are really afraid of killer whales. The whale is one of three beached along Newfoundland's west coast. I really tried to watch some videos because I wanted to end this but I really can’t. They are such curious and wholesome creatures (most of the time). When the whale surfaces, it exhales air out of a blowhole in a cloud of pressurized vapor that rises about 30 feet (9 meters). Still, Lawson said people should stay away from the carcass, which could be carrying viruses or bacteria that can make people sick. I’ve been afraid of whales ever since I can remember. I was fearing a whale pop up the whole time, however I screamed when a turtle swam up close to the screen. The protagonist, Tom Hanks, builds a raft and go into the sea and comes across it. My boat was flipped by a whale and now I'm afraid of them. Dolphins and whales are closely related. Great white sharks will flee feeding grounds if a killer whale is present. These laws protect blue whales under international law and make it illegal to kill them. The intense fear of whales is termed as Cetaphobia, a word that has its origins in Latin Cetus meaning large fish and phobos which is the Greek God of fear. Dry mouth, rapid breathing, palpitations etc, Feeling like fleeing, covering one’s eyes or running away and hiding when an image of a whale comes up in books or on TV etc. Killer whales need to work in packs just to kill a baby sea lion lol. I'm afraid of whales to. "With this animal (in Newfoundland), it's highly unlikely that it's going to happen, especially spontaneously," he said. He went to the whale and told him their fight was all just a big mistake and they talked for a long time. Data collected from our land-based lookout show that Blue whales start passing by our waters earlier than other baleen whales during their northbound spring migration.They are also the first to leave the Azores on their way to high latitude foraging grounds, so that their presence peaks on average between mid-March and mid-April. It was a horrible feeling. The 60-tonne carcass of a blue whale is rotting along the shoreline of a town on Canada's east coast, triggering concerns from the community it could burst. A dead blue whale washed into the Trout river in Newfoundland, Canada, is expanding and causing a stench as it slowly rots, Available for everyone, funded by readers, Whaling fleet completes coastal 'research' not covered in international court of justice ruling against Antarctic hunt, Greenpeace says idea of sustainable commercial whaling is 'rubbish', while governments say ICJ ban must be respected, Shinzo Abe's remarks come despite UN court ordering halt to Antarctic hunt ruled commercial venture not scientific research. I can’t swim for too long or open my eyes under water because of this fear. I have a phobia whales too, and I am always terrified of looking next to me in the ocean and seeing a HUGE tale flipping up. I am too old to have my fear of whales that have started with Finding Nemo (though my then four year old daughter and six year old niece laughed hysterically at me in the movie theater when that damn thing showed up on the screen and I nearly jumped out of my skin). Emily Butler, the town clerk in Trout River, Newfoundland said Tuesday the 26-meter (28.4-yard) blue whale is beached next to a community boardwalk and is emitting a powerful stench that is spreading through the town of 600 people. For example, the phobic might be asked to simply think of whales, progressing on to viewing their pictures and movies gradually, each time overcoming the anxiety experienced though deep breathing, muscle relaxation etc. It would be so easy for it to knock over the raft and then you would be in the water with it. Yes, people always laugh when hearing that I fear whales – until they see my facial expression and realize I’m not joking and it is a full blown phobia of mine. Omg. It's not that irrational I mean come on for Christs sake there are people scared of glitter. If you kill animals with your ability, you gain their XP, a productive (but risky) way to evolve. However, this therapy is best done under the guidance of a professional who can help one start small. Learn more about whale conservation, their habitat Just typing that gives me a fair amount of anxiety. The power of the creatures has overwhelmed me to the point that I can no longer swim in the sea. The largest whale ever measured was a female weighing 171,000 kgs and measuring over 90ft./27m long. While the fortunes of some whale species, such as humpbacks and blue whales, have improved as whaling has declined, others are still under threat from a range of factors. As scared as I am of open water, I will never be afraid of whales. So fast that they weren't realistic quarry for the old harpoon whalers, because the whales cruising speed left the ships behind. De Blue Whale Challenge is ook wel bekend onder de naam Blue Whale Game en is een dodelijk, misleidend 'spel' dat gespeeld wordt via social media. I couldn’t even finish the movie because I was having a panic attack. When we went whale watching this one time we were in a very stable metal boat but i saw people on little blow up ones. But still, the feeling with Blue whales is different. Dolphins have very strong noses and they can internally damage a whale if they charge at them with full strength. Blue whales die of natural causes and are sometimes preyed upon by packs of killer whales. While some people believe that dreams about whales are a bad omen, others view this kind of dream in a more positive way. While encounters between these two ocean dwelling murder-beasts are rare and fights between them are rarer still, they have been observed in the wild and boy do they make for interesting reading. Recently I went through the remake of Link’s Awakening, and cartoon whales are one thing, but that and some other things had me interested in watching the 1956 version of Moby Dick, more for the character of Ahab than anything else. But even these sharks are afraid of something. I remember watching the film “Cast Away” and seeing a whale in it. With a hushed retreat, the moon pulls waters out from under fins and flippers, oscillating them backward and forward before they slip outward. These usually go away as the child grows up; however, many continue to experience the fear well into their adulthood. Despite being so massive, this giant of the ocean feeds on some of the smallest marine life – tiny shrimp like animals called krill. Your email address will not be published. Scientist plays down risk as town clerk in Trout River, Newfoundland, raises fears over 60-tonne carcass exploding, Wed 30 Apr 2014 06.25 EDT The intense fear of whales is termed as Cetaphobia, a word that has its origins in Latin Cetus meaning large fish and phobos which is the Greek God of fear. It is believed that many Japanese fishermen and tribal members of the Inuit developed the fear of these whales while hunting them. Rainbow fish decided they must make peace with the whale. They feed almost exclusively on krill, straining huge volumes of ocean water through their baleen plates (which hang from the roof of the mouth and work like a sieve).Some of the biggest individuals may eat up to 6 tons of krill in 1 day. While the phobic also realizes that such fear is irrational and has no grounds, s/he simply cannot control it. Thank you for the great article. He said he is aware of YouTube videos showing a bloated, beached sperm whale in the Faroe Islands that suddenly explodes as a scientist uses a large, flensing knife to cut open its underside. In 2007, three blue whales died in a very short period of time near California after being hit by boats. Whales Bermuda - the Humpback Whale Foundation in Bermuda. I’ve always been susceptible to heightened anxiety because of an underlying borderline personality disorder (this is what ultimately enabled the PTSD to take hold – I experience amplified anxiety and fight-or-flight responses in stressful situations). The mission to rescue pilot whales stranded on Tasmania's west coast will continue over the weekend. I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing, I thought I was weird. Around 100 pilot whales have already been rescued and are said to … Films have been made to depict its monstrosity . There are many different species including the blue whale, killer whale, humpback whale and minke. Well, here’s a … Although the orcas are usually Like all other phobias, the fear of whales can cause various symptoms such as: As most people are unable to understand the rationale behind such fear, the phobics tend to be laughed at or ridiculed. In dit ‘spel’ wordt jongeren gevraagd steeds gevaarlijker opdrachten uit te voeren, met als laatste een opdracht tot het plegen van zelfmoord. Now i know i am not the only person. How I learned about, and tried to conquer, my own cetaphobia. But ironically, I was able to dive with humpback whales, with my feet touching its tail. I've seen other people post about them, but nobody has a definite term for the phobia. It is estimated that there were more than 200,000 blue whales worldwide before whaling, and now there are about 5,000. Butler said the town council considered asking fishermen to tow the mammal out to sea but concluded such a task would need to be supervised by someone with expertise. I am 10 and can’t bear to think about whales, look at whales, see, hear or look at one through the water especially. Watching a movie about (or an image of) these large creatures can cause a full blown panic attack in the sufferer. It seems so silly, but fearing the largest animal to ever exist, I feel is a rational fear. Fact 7 They called orcas asesina ballenas, or ‘whale killer’ – a term that was eventually flipped around to the easier ‘killer whale’. I'm comfortable with who I am, and I'm not afraid to be open to the world. There are plenty of people afraid of whales who will never even see one. I had to stop watching. I’m not sure I’d have a lot of these more extreme symptoms, but at the same time it seems a bit irrational I’d put so much thought into just feeling fear about them all the while not really caring about other dangerous things like sharks. Many tend to get recurrent nightmares of being swallowed alive by whales (where no one would ever find their dead body). I'm afraid of whales to. Learn what kind of diet it takes to reach 200 tons. Having recurrent nightmares of being swallowed by whales. Blue whales have long, slender mottled grayish-blue bodies, although they appear blue underwater. Just writing this gives me the creeps. Blue Whales off Pico Island. Where I used to live(Brazil) the Free Willy was always passing and I used to have nightmares with sharks,whales,crocodiles… Now I’m 19 years old and I’m scared of almost everything that is in the ocean. But little did we know that these silent hunters are actually not the ocean’s top predators. Blue whales make terrible pets....Just ask Billy Twitters. I read somewhere that killer whales never attack shores where walruses are in big numbers, because they fear a coordinated attack by walruses. My boat was flipped by a whale and now I'm afraid of them. Whales are, by nature peaceful and will not intentionally harm humans. + By Sukhbir Cheema 1 year, 7 months The great white shark. I can’t even look at pictures or videos. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are afraid of whales. Boats - Blue whales can be killed or injured if they are hit by boats. However, I can feel my heartbeat going faster just typing this hypothetical encounter. The pictures taken in deep ocean of these gigantic creatures scared me like nothing ever had before, and I have not been able to look at whales, or even think about them, since without going into a full blown panic. Sperm whales are supreme divers, jackknifing their muscular bodies down to spend up to two hours at depths of a mile or more, using their echo-locating clicks to find their favourite food – squid. Blue whale calves are the biggest babies on Earth, easily, and at birth already rank among the largest full-grown animals. Butler asked for help from the province's Environment and Government Services departments as well as the federal Fisheries Department to remove the carcass. (In reality, they need to fear environmental organizations more than the whales, since killing whales is against the Law and could lead to hefty penalties or serious jail time). With Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Aleisha Allen, Nick Balaban. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. The average blue whale is 83 feet long, three to four times longer than a typical killer whale. Besides, I have never heard of a killer whale killing a full grown adult male walrus by itself, and I doubt it probably could. Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order, Australia and New Zealand condemn Japanese plan to resume whaling, Japanese PM admits seeking resumption of commercial whaling, Rotting dead whale washes up in Canadian town – video, Scientists solve mystery of Southern Ocean 'quacking' sound, Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court, Icelandic 'whale beer' condemned by conservationists. Orcas were given the name ‘killer whale’ by ancient sailors’ observations of groups of orcas hunting and preying on larger whale species. It’s the killer whales that just make me cringe. The aorta (artery originating from the heart) of the blue whale is large enough that a 10-year-old child can enter it (if he does not die immersed in the blood of the whale). ", "At some point, the skin of the animal will lose some of its integrity as all of the connective tissue starts to break down," Lawson said. FAQs Both. When the moon gets bored, it kills whales. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/b/blue-whale At nighttime, the moon watches its work. Blue whales and fin whales and humpback, sperm and orca whales; centrifugal forces don’t discriminate. Blue whales were abundant off South Georgia before industrial whaling – established on the island in 1904 – killed 42,698 of the animals there. Gradual desensitization is the best way of overcoming the fear of whales. There is a theme park in Las Vegas where you sit in a moving theater and traverse through a land- it’s usually different depending on the time of the year. There have been instances where I wonder if my cetaphobia is perhaps an unconscious mirage imposed on myself to have a fear of something, so I don’t feel left out. Such dreams and thoughts can cause intense panic in the individual. Blue whales don't have many natural predators, although they may be attacked by sharks and orcas. The carcass: Blue whales are world's biggest mammal. Sorry for my bad english, my first language is Portuguese.. I’m 17 and have had reoccurring nightmares about whales and open ocean since I was really young, I feel faint and become unbearingly anxious and scared when I think about or see pictures or videos of whales, which is strange considering I grew up on an island and love to swim. A new study found that when great whites have encountered killer whales, or orcas, near their hunting grounds, they’ve fled and stayed away. While there are definitely cases of whales attacking humans, nevertheless these attacks do not result in the human getting eaten, because it is indeed impossible for any species of whale to eat a person. Blue Whale Get the measure of the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth. I just don’t know how to get over it. Other techniques to overcome anxiety pertaining to Cetaphobia include meditating, positive visualization therapy etc. Whales can be large because large predators such as Megalodon became extinct A traumatic event related to whales such as a large dying whale washing up on the beach etc could also cause anxious minded people to start fearing whales. I came to this article from a search, looking for answers as to why I have a fear of whales. You may wonder why this is important and how this is connected with the Blue Whale menace. They are mammals that nurse their young. I don’t have a fear of whales exactly, just swimming with one. Another time, I was watching a documentary on my laptop with my niece about ancient sea creatures. I mentioned it in my comment and I’m not sure if it’s applicable to anyone else but growing up in a religious family and hearing the story of Jonah and the whale definitely may play a part in my fear. (This may be meant as a joke since the blue whale is very different from a mouse, but it is also sometimes taken to mean muscular.) A new study found that when great whites have encountered killer whales, or orcas, near their hunting grounds, they’ve fled and stayed away. I grew up in Sri Lanka as an English child. I have been scared of whales ever since I watched Pinocchio for the first time. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are afraid of whales. I can’t face them on tv for some reason. Many blue whales are injured or die from impacts with large ships. "Nobody has been properly trained in the removal of whale carcasses of this size," she said. Killer whales need to work in packs just to kill a baby sea lion lol. They look like shrimps. We should form a support group or something lol. De Blue Whale Challenge is terug in Nederland. Blue whales are so big they are the biggest creature ever to have lived on earth - even bigger than the biggest dinosaurs! But whether that's enough to outpace Orcas, I … I have this phobia since 8 years old or so. It's not that irrational I mean come on for Christs sake there are people scared of glitter. The first time I saw the whale, I … The fear of the ocean or the fear of the sea having huge whales in it can cause the phobic to avoid the beach. I tried to watch a hells kitchen episode in season 7 where the blue team wins and goes to sea world, obviously to see Shamu. My husband has always joked that I am the only human being to be afraid of whales, and yes I made him read this page the moment I stumbled upon it. Whales are not the animals I fear the most (that title is reserved for dogs) and I wish I could see a blue whale before I’m dead or they’re all gone. However, several encounters with whales through media have proven this wrong. How I learned about, and tried to conquer, my own cetaphobia. Nearing my 28th birthday in November and I don’t think it’s gotten any better. Blue whales are the largest animal ever known to have lived, even larger than the dinosaurs who once roamed the Earth. I’ve been terrified of whales since I was a kid, no idea where it comes from, maybe Pinocchio or my religious family telling the story of Jonah and the whale. In another case, I was in the living room with my stepdad while he was watching some NatGeo show about whale hunters. There are many different species including the blue whale, killer whale, humpback whale and minke. If it wasn’t for it I would never connect the dots. I am suffering from this phobia since 20 years. Your email address will not be published. I’ve been a sailor for years now, a merchant mariner crossing the ocean several times a year and I’m not so much afraid of my ship sinking as I am that we’ll go down and I’d be face to face with a giant whale once I’m in the water. Fun Whale Facts for Kids. What’s crazy is that it’s the whale that frightens me. The History of Whale Hunting I think it was the many sea world commercials when I was younger. Hello! The small rickety boat with a couple men showed traversing a stormy sea, when a gigantic blue whale tail flung up behind them. "The risk will come from somebody with a sharp blade who decides they want to cut a hole in the side to see what happens, or if someone is foolish enough to walk on it," Lawson said. My fear established from watching Finding Nemo. However, there is one creature that great white sharks are genuinely terrified of, killer whales. By Pam Wright April 17, 2019. The largest whale ever measured was a female weighing 171,000 kgs and measuring over 90ft./27m long. A single adult blue whale can consume 36,000 kg of krill a day. Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on our planet. I know it’s stupid and my shipmates have given me hell for it but I can’t help it. Here's why. Just imagining and seeing images of it, freaks me out til this day and I’m already on my 20’s! Its tongue weighs as much as four hundred cats. I vividly remember looking out of my bedroom window to see the gigantic tail of a whale rising out from the water. Sonic’s afraid of Killer Whales because they have a habit of chasing him down when he’s on the water and trying to either knock him into the deep sea or eat him It … The meaning of whales in our dreams can vary greatly. Some people fear alien invasions, but have they actually seen one? Other causes of Cetaphobia include the fear of monsters which most children have. “But to have a blue whale in your back seat is becoming hugely fashionable. Blue whales are typically not on the menu. They have deep family bonds, speak complex languages, and they are beautiful to watch. Visit our Store for Blue Whale Gift Items. While encounters between these two ocean dwelling murder-beasts are rare and fights between them are rarer still, they have been observed in the wild and boy do they make for interesting reading. Some statistics will also show that human deaths owing to whales are few and rare. Whales are huge, warm-blooded, air breathing mammals that live in the sea. However, there is one creature that great white sharks are genuinely terrified of, killer whales. In my case, the childhood trauma I experienced during the Pinocchio movie was somehow re-awakened after I developed PTSD (unrelated to the Pinocchio trauma). Adult males can reach 60 feet in length and females up to 36 feet; … A blue whale is longer than thirty dogs lined up nose to tail. In fact, the longest blue whale ever measured was 111 feet long — approximately the length of three Dit 'spel' bestaat uit 50 opdrachten waarvan de laatste zelfmoord is. A fully grown healthy whale is more than a match for a shark. It will just deflate like an old balloon.". Crying, screaming, and getting hysterical. I did this one for fun. This causes me to have a fear of the ocean too. They are big black beasts and the way they creep up in water.. Adults Blues are fast. More modern games don’t help much. (Ranks right up there with spiders and clowns.) Sperm whales like this one in New Zealand can consume up to a ton of food a day. First published on Wed 30 Apr 2014 06.24 EDT. Now that I think about it, this fear definitely began with Finding Nemo. People having an extreme fear … This is our complete San Diego whale watching guide with tips for each season and month. The 60-tonne carcass of a blue whale is rotting along the shoreline of a town on Canada's east coast, triggering concerns from the community it could burst. Required fields are marked *. Butler said she and others in town are concerned that the methane gas caused by decomposition could cause the animal to burst. 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