Amateur video captures high-speed killer whales

by Tim Flanagan on August 31, 2011

Christopher Dunagan has this item in his blog at the Kitsap Sun:

When killer whales swim really fast, it’s called porpoising. Some of the most dramatic orca photographs capture whales in mid-leap. If you haven’t had enough killer whale images the past few days, I’d like to share a video shot Friday by amateur videographer Arpad J. “Jay” Faher of Renton.

The resident whales, including members of J pod, were swimming north near Patos Island in the Strait of Georgia, heading toward the Canadian border. Jay said he and his wife Angela and son Dalton were aboard the whale-watch boat Peregrine, operated by Capt. Jim Maya. It was about the same time Friday evening that transient killer whales were seen in Bremerton’s Sinclair Inlet. See Saturday story in the Kitsap Sun.

Boaters are reminded that they must stay at least 200 yards away from killer whales, as required by federal regulations. Moving into the path of whales is not allowed. It’s not easy shooting video from a boat at that distance, as Jay can testify.

See original: http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2011/08/30/amateur-video-captures-high-speed-killer-whales/#ixzz1WcQ09sKz

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1 Todd Schwartz August 31, 2011 at 8:43 am

Great video, but they look closer than 200 yards.

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