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Orcas east of chatham

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Just saw a post on social media showing a stickboat ( supposedly east of Chatham ) riding along side an orca.

 

Its not unheard of for them to be down this way, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence either. I’ve been suspecting we would be seeing them eventually with all the food sources we have available.

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38 mins ago, The BuzzardsBayBruin said:

Just saw a post on social media showing a stickboat ( supposedly east of Chatham ) riding along side an orca.

 

Its not unheard of for them to be down this way, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence either. I’ve been suspecting we would be seeing them eventually with all the food sources we have available.

There is one lone large Male that is seen with some regularity out that way from what I've read.  

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3 mins ago, Captain Tuttle said:

Maybe they are feasting on GW livers. 

Hopefully not, don't the GW take off for the year after that happens to one of them.  Need something around to eat the seals, or maybe the Orcas will join in the all you can eat buffet

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3 hours ago, Riptide said:

There is one lone large Male that is seen with some regularity out that way from what I've read.  

I can’t recall his name but I’ve read that too. Pretty cool stuff!!

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3 hours ago, ne_dan said:

Hopefully not, don't the GW take off for the year after that happens to one of them.  Need something around to eat the seals, or maybe the Orcas will join in the all you can eat buffet

YouTube what orcas do for fun with seals.  Vicious stuff. 

 

I didn't realize orcas roam solo. Super cool to hear of one again 

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Not by the dolphins' choice, I suspect.

 

Orcas reproduce far more slowly than do GWs, but their metabolism is far faster too. It has to be so, as they're mammals. I would love to read of seal-munching orcas off Long Island, and you guys need them even more.  

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Channel 4 had it on the news . What a spectacular site to see the Orca come out of the water as it cruises along with a pod of dolphin's at the same rate of speed . Killer Whales are by far one of the oceans most beautiful animals to observe especially to see how effortless they swim .  

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7 hours ago, rbart said:

YouTube what orcas do for fun with seals.  Vicious stuff. 

 

I didn't realize orcas roam solo. Super cool to hear of one again 

80 foot verticle seal toss.  I never saw that on Those Amazing Animals.

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2 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Not by the dolphins' choice, I suspect.

 

Orcas reproduce far more slowly than do GWs, but their metabolism is far faster too. It has to be so, as they're mammals. I would love to read of seal-munching orcas off Long Island, and you guys need them even more.  

Dolphin were having a fine time.

 

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the link hadda go.

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3 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Not by the dolphins' choice, I suspect.

 

Orcas reproduce far more slowly than do GWs, but their metabolism is far faster too. It has to be so, as they're mammals. I would love to read of seal-munching orcas off Long Island, and you guys need them even more.  

Dolphin were having a fine time.

 

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OK, for some reason I can't delete the video, but it's from a commercial site ... not sure what I'm doing wrong.

 

Orcas eat dolphins.  

 

I wonder if the false killer whale (looks like an orca, but smaller) or belugas or even pilot whales ever eat seals? 

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Orcas will help with seals, but have been documents to kill GW sharks as well. I think the seals are an easier target for them :)

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