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it's a guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. If an orca had attacked him he would have been lunch.

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It's also a fake. It was done for a Japanese TV commercial.
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It's also a fake. It was done for a Japanese TV commercial.
Nuf said

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We all know that if those whales were in Japan they would ended up as shushi.
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I doubt that... Sushi is a group of foods that involve vinegared rice...Some forms of sushi include raw fish, but the raw fish is called sashimi.

None use whales, which are mammals.

Sashimi=fish, mollusks (clams, oysters, etc), cephalopod (squid, octopi, cuttlefish), and arthropods (crabs, lobsters)

Sashimi≠mammals—like seals, whales, dolphins.

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Were restricted to 3 or 500 feet here in PNW...There is just to much harassment otherwise...Whale watching charters are quite the big Business in the summer here and in BC...But if they come to you thats ok.
What do you mean 3 or 500?
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What do you mean 3 or 500?
500 feet unless they pop up right next to you. In which case boats are supposed to shut off the engine and wait till they go elsewhere or if possible and not at risk to the orcas - you motor outside the 500 foot range. Unless you have a whale tourist permits (commercial)...one may not actually hunt them down for whale watching (but then its still 500 feet).... some pretty strict fines if you are caught within that range to them and it has been observed that you chased down a pod to put yourself there...
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500 feet unless they pop up right next to you. In which case boats are supposed to shut off the engine and wait till they go elsewhere or if possible and not at risk to the orcas - you motor outside the 500 foot range. Unless you have a whale tourist permits (commercial)...one may not actually hunt them down for whale watching (but then its still 500 feet).... some pretty strict fines if you are caught within that range to them and it has been observed that you chased down a pod to put yourself there...
But what does the 3 mean?
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But what does the 3 mean?
I think that was a typo? I can't find any meaning to it?

Here is a few links on this page:

WhaleMuseum Whale watching guidelines

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The 500 feet is a Federal regulation now I believe - and supercedes all state and local ordinance...
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The reason no attacks are reported is that the reporters are whale poop and don't have much to say anymore.
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