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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'








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He's lucky the Orcas didn't take offense and turn him and the boat into so much flotsam.
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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.
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Really great photo! Thanks for posting.
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My favorite Orca-people video is this one:

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One reason I don't kayak on the open ocean.
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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
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This must be the day eveyone shows me what not to tell my kids..

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My favorite Orca-people video is this one:

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One reason I don't kayak on the open ocean.
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Hey, I lied, I just read it was 8 miles out, not 1 mile.......sorry
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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.

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