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poopdeckpappy 03-20-2008 01:43 PM

You gotta check this out
 
This was less than a mile outside the harbor......awsome photos

The guy took off in a 22' PB and motored right into the middle of this pod. One Orca that went under him was 30'


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3.../OrcTail03.jpg





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sailingdog 03-20-2008 01:55 PM

He's lucky the Orcas didn't take offense and turn him and the boat into so much flotsam. :)

Stillraining 03-20-2008 02:04 PM

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.

teshannon 03-20-2008 02:06 PM

Really great photo! Thanks for posting.

sailingdog 03-20-2008 02:10 PM

My favorite Orca-people video is this one:

LINK

One reason I don't kayak on the open ocean. :)

poopdeckpappy 03-20-2008 02:16 PM

No, These came to him, we have the same restrictions. Last spring I sailed into a pod of Risso's ( around 30 ) and that was an awsome sight, but not like the day this guy had

Stillraining 03-20-2008 02:41 PM

This must be the day eveyone shows me what not to tell my kids..:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 285909)
My favorite Orca-people video is this one:

LINK

One reason I don't kayak on the open ocean. :)


Alden68 03-20-2008 03:56 PM

SD, it's like seaworld...if you get to close you get splashed

poopdeckpappy 03-20-2008 04:00 PM

Hey, I lied, I just read it was 8 miles out, not 1 mile.......sorry

Omatako 03-25-2008 03:44 AM

The name killer whale is a misnomer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 285881)
He's lucky the Orcas didn't take offense and turn him and the boat into so much flotsam. :)

AFAIK the only recorded events involving orca attacks on humans were in captivity. We were told by a scientist named Ingrid Visser who specialises in orca research that there are no recorded events that describe orca attacks on humans in the wild.

No doubt there will be folks on this forum that will prove her wrong :) and the video flighted earlier is hardly an attack, 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.

Andre


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