Billies and Orcas

Few Fish on the board for the new year and stumbled accross some orcas which was awesome, things you see out on the water aye. Vid of the orcas linked

https://youtu.be/_vgTva7IqOE

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Good going!!

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:49

Those orcas would scare the shit out of me though. No natural predator for those bastards!!

amd I thought we were top of the food chain, not in the water we’re not!

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 Awesome mate! That boat side

Wed, 2018-02-07 21:02

 Awesome mate! That boat side marlin pic, 3rd from he bottom is a fkn ripper! 

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 awesome stuff. well done all

Wed, 2018-02-07 21:23

 awesome stuff. well done all round.

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Awesome

Wed, 2018-02-07 21:53

 Awesome to see hey . We seen a big pod up near rowley shoals a few years back

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 Was this in Exmouth? 

Wed, 2018-02-07 23:05

 Was this in Exmouth?  Recently? You wouldnt happen to have a good side on photo of  the male orcas dorsal.  Wondering if it is one of the regulars or a new one.

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Bloody frightening

Thu, 2018-02-08 01:12

If ever you need a reminder of just where you fit in on the food chain it is when a couple of these things surface along side your boat and then give you the very cold eye from about 1 metre away.
Had that happen to me a few years back of the south end of rotto it made such an impression on me it is still vivid in my memory today.
I think they decided that I was too scrawny and not worth the effort to get me out of the boat, mind you I have to confess that it is quite rare for them to attack humans in boats or yaks.

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Orca body temperature...

Thu, 2018-02-08 02:20

 ...between 36℃ and 38℃. So their eyes aren't any colder than ours. And an attack, in the wild, on boats or yaks (or people in general) is not only rare, officially it's unheard of.

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 Like the cold shoulder from

Thu, 2018-02-08 06:25

 Like the cold shoulder from my wife. It’s not really cold temperature wise. It just feels like Antarctica. 

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6 years

Thu, 2018-02-08 05:37

 After 6 years in exxy and being on the water a stupid amount, only got to see false killers and not the real pod. Always missed by a day or being out at the islands when needed to be south passage. Very jealous.

Looks like youve been doing alright though!!

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Wow

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:17

I lived in Exmouth for 5 years, worked as a commercial fisherman the whole time so at sea about 180 days a year on average and never saw a pod of Orcas, you are very lucky indeed

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awesome !

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:22

nice billies and to top it off seeing the killer whales - fantastic !

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Very lucky and very un-seasonal.

Thu, 2018-02-08 10:46

Sightings are normally more towards the humpback migration.

Agree with Auslobster the only recorded deaths of humans by Orca's that have been recorded is those that are in captivity drowning their handlers. I've come across some mention of Orcas killing American Indians back in the day when they used to hunt them and an "attack" on a surfer in California where the Orca had him in his mouth but he got spit out again (mistaken identity).

Seen some footage not long ago of people snorkeling with Orcas in the Ningaloo.

I've spend a whole day with a pod of Orca's off Seatle many moons ago, which I will never forget.

So they're not the cold blooded killers they're made out to be unless you're a humback calf or dolphin :)

PS Great fish and video cheers for sharing I've forwarded onto Project Orca who's doing Orca research in WA.

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Thu, 2018-02-08 15:11

 Great billies, that top ones a horse

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 epic

Thu, 2018-02-08 19:56

 epic

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

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Still waiting on the

Thu, 2018-02-08 20:18

Still waiting on the invite..
I'll be taking you to all my shit spots when you're back in Perth..

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Pinged

Thu, 2018-02-08 22:39

Have you been pinging all my shit spots? Didn't think you had any!

 

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You dont need an invite

Thu, 2018-02-08 23:57

You dont need an invite mate.... you cant use that as an excuse

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Yeah you're right actually

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:31

Yeah you're right actually haha

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 Very cool

Thu, 2018-02-08 21:01

 Very cool

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that sounder pic is mint!!

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:52

that sounder pic is mint!! 40m in exmouth looking at that screen...god dam that would excite you

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Feedback from Project Orca on the Sighting

Sun, 2018-02-11 15:50

Orca have been sighted and recorded off the Ningaloo during the summer months over the last few years actually. These animals are different to the winter animals we work with and have identified. Where these "summer orca" go is still a mystery to us, but we appreciate any sighting information, so thanks so much for passing this on.

These summer orca have been sighted off Tantabiddi and near Lighthouse bay and we will keep recording any sighting data so we can start to get a better idea of where these animals are going and have been seen.
Thanks so much for sharing this. Truly appreciate it.
Best Regards, Bec and Project ORCA Team.