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Pod of Orcas

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Pod of Orcas

There was a pod of about 15 Orcas spotted off of North Caicos. Thought it was an unusual and interesting sighting.

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1. Re: Pod of Orcas

I would love to see that! Did anyone get pictures?

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2. Re: Pod of Orcas

I'm afraid I have to really doubt it. I suspect someone got excited and mistook a pod of Dolphins/Porpoise for Orcas. Orcas are a cold water mammal, it is very unlikely there would be any anywhere near the Caribbean, especially this time of year.

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3. Re: Pod of Orcas

Read all about it!

tcweeklynews.com/clients/…

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4. Re: Pod of Orcas

Well, I stand corrected.....

But it is a very unusual thing for Orcas to be in that neighborhood...

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5. Re: Pod of Orcas

Can you blame them?

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6. Re: Pod of Orcas

Look like Short-finned Pilot Whales to me! JMHO!!!!!!

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7. Re: Pod of Orcas

The article did say the whales were "famed for their high intelligence"!!!

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8. Re: Pod of Orcas

Short finned pilot whales and orcas are distinctly different. They look nothing alike. Coloration differences, shape of the head and fins make mistaking one for the other unlikely by anyone other than some landlocked tourist watching from a distance--like maybe Atlanta?

The orca pod was observed by two fishing boats with experienced captains who watched them for over an hour. One of the captains had seen orcas in the Pacific Northwest--so I seriously doubt he made that mistake. JMHO!!!

Edited: 05 June 2010, 13:46
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9. Re: Pod of Orcas

What an amazing site to see. Could you imagine if you were out on an excursion and got to see a pod of orcas in T&C?

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10. Re: Pod of Orcas

Yes, my eyesight in really horrible, especially from here landlocked Atlanta! lol

I guess I'm just jealous I'm not there to see them too!!