Monday, July 16, 2012

Coastal Chaos

Living on coastal B.C. we get used to seeing a lot of marine life.   But this video, recorded in Hyacinthe Bay on Quadra Island, is breathtaking.   Watch a pod of transient orcas hunt a large school of white side dolphin.


Anonymous said...

I don't get it what was the point of watching marine mammals hunt each other?

Did I miss something here? Transient Orcas are the only Orcas that hunt everything in their round the world path. I thought you might know that.

If you have such lust for watching mammals kill each other get Stephen Harper to send you to Afghanistan?

The southern and northern Vancouver Island pods of Orcas do not demonstrate that same behavior. They even leave the seals alone... the transients however...

The Mound of Sound said...

How was lunch? Finished feeding on your emotions? You thought I might know the difference between transient and resident pods? Maybe that's why I actually used "transient" in describing these orcas. How 'bout you give yourself a moment to read what I wrote before venting?

CuJoYYC said...

"I don't get it what was the point of watching marine mammals hunt each other?"

Gee. I guess anonymous has never watched a nature program.

Oh, and thanx for referring to them as orca rather than their common moniker. We don't refer to falcons as killer birds or lions as killer cats yet we often refer to orca as killer whales. Moreover, they're technically dolphins, not whales in the strictest sense of the word.

the salamander said...

I watched the video.. and found it remarkable. Astounding in fact.. Thank you ! Transient orca do not actually travel around the world.. but indeed they do not behave in the more visible and predictable migratory & feeding patterns of local pods.

Anonymous.. Did you actually see a dolphin killed in that footage (I did not) In fact I might have to watch the footage several times to spot an orca dorsal. As I am not a local.. nor a marine biologist with a special study focus on orca or dolphin I might suggest the orca were 'spoofing' the dolphin school.

Enjoy this read .. I found it quite interesting.