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Killer Whales on the East Coast?


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#1 S J Fish

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Posted January 22 2009 - 8:54 PM

I just read an article about Great White sharks in New England waters. I know they inhabit East Coast waters but I am curious, do Killer Whales also inhabit or frequent Eastern waters? I always assumed they were Pacific natives.


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Posted January 22 2009 - 9:11 PM

They were in the Long Island Sound for a good part of the summer back in the 70's. I'm glad that they didn't come back


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Posted January 22 2009 - 9:15 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orca


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Posted January 22 2009 - 9:23 PM

When I was younger back in the 70's and the early 80's they would occasionally show up on Stellwagon bank.

The guys I knew that were older than I was then had pictures of them they took while out commercial fishing.

I would expect that if the grey seal population keeps growing as fast as it is around ere and with these cold winters that eventually they may make a return, along with more great whites.


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Posted January 22 2009 - 9:27 PM

I saw a group of them 3 miles south of Fire Island 7 years ago


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Posted January 22 2009 - 11:03 PM

In the book CAPE COD FISHERMAN by Capt Phil Schwind he says that he has seen Killer Whales in Cape Cod bay


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