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RogerTheShrubber
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Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
We have had some almost daily Orca sightings in town over the past 3 months. Someone in Haines (70 miles north of here) captured this footage from a pier. Dall's Porpoise have a similar black/white scheme as Orcas, they love to play in the wakes of vessels.

In the end, porpoise loses. Fun starts at about 30 sec.

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AlxTgr
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Orcas are a-holes.


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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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Orcas are a-holes.



eh. it's nature. killing off the competition. humans do it as well.


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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
That doesn't change anything.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
They are. Lots of videos out of them playing with then killing Sea Lions and Harbor Seals.


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BlackCoffeeKid
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise

Can we get a couple of Orcas down to Grand Isle to thin out the porpoise/dolphin population around the island?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
I can usually tell if a pod is in the area when I pass by the docks. Sea Lions find shelter on docks, buoys, boats...whatever they can find. They'll take over if Orcas are near.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Is this your back yard?


bnb9433
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
That’s awesome footage


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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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Can we get a couple of Orcas down to Grand Isle to thin out the porpoise/dolphin population around the island?


If I remember right there is a big pod in the gulf.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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Is this your back yard?


Relatively. Theres a fjord between Juneau and Haines, this pod and a couple of others have been running a circuit this spring and early summer. Haines is about 70 miles North of here.



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Nodust
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Once they got it surrounded and cornered just a matter of time.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Yep, thats a decent sized group. They surrounded him and wore him out. Eventually they make mistakes, I guess.


headedwest21
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Nature is just amazing. And very jealous of the views. Alaskan vacation was the greatest trip I’ve ever been on and going to be hard to beat.


TDTOM
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Impressive how they eventually all worked together as a group.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
They were pretty stealthy. Two had slipped off and were prepared when the porpoise tried to run for it.


highcotton2
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
Pretty crazy they have never killed a human in the wild.


TDTOM
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
I read that they kill prey, but only eat the liver. Is that true?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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Pretty crazy they have never killed a human in the wild.


Yep. There are cases where they mess with fishermen in boats, but so far no one has been killed.

They are also devastating to the King Salmon population.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Orcas hunt and kill Dall's Porpoise...
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I read that they kill prey, but only eat the liver. Is that true?


That's just when killing sharks. There's some protein in the shark liver, or something.


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