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Old 05 December 2008, 22:49   #11
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(other than at a marine amusement park)
If you mean that vid on Youtube, it didn't look much like an attack-more like it wanted some attention.
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Funny, though; I don't think there's ever been a record of an orca attacking a human (other than at a marine amusement park), has there?

I certainly have never heard of one.

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Not a direct attack on people, but in 1972 Dougal Robertson and his family were attacked by orca while sailing their 19 ton, 43ft schooner in the Pacific. The boat sank in 60 seconds (it was a very effective attack!).

What happened next is a classic survival story that we've referred to on a number of Sea Survival courses. Dougal, his wife, 18 year old son and 12 year old twin boys together with a student friend took to an inflatable rubber raft accompanied by a 9ft fibreglass dinghy, with emergency rations for only 3 days. They navigated by sun and stars (having no charts or instruments) and set off for the coast of Costa Rica 1,000 miles away. 38 days later they were rescued. A truly amazing story.
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If 'Willy' had stuck his bottom lip in those props he would've backed off pretty sharpish.
Nah, these large carnivores take some stopping, you never seen Bob going for a bag of chips when he stumbles out the Rashleigh?
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Not a direct attack on people, but in 1972 Dougal Robertson and his family were attacked by orca while sailing their 19 ton, 43ft schooner in the Pacific.
Never heard about that. Certainly sounds like an amazing story.

I do recall, however, a fisherman being killed off Half Moon Bay (California) when a breaching humpback landed on his boat (and him, apparently.)

A couple of years later, another boat was damaged in a similar event off southern California (I think it was.)

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Never heard about that. Certainly sounds like an amazing story.
I remember hearing about this once... Found this on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Survive-Savage...8657340&sr=8-1
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Funny, though; I don't think there's ever been a record of an orca attacking a human (other than at a marine amusement park), has there?

I certainly have never heard of one.

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yeh but who wants to be the first LOL
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have you seen this one?

this is a pilot whale, but i bet many whales would like to play with squishy humans. plus he's in a zodiac so that's kinda cool too.

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I've seen that several times on "Amazing Video" type programs.

FWIW, my buddy (James) was involved in this one (not an attack, but a good story):

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...NGNKG7Q0V1.DTL

Apparently, the Superfish skipper was charged with a MMPA violation, despite obtaining permission from NOAA and the Marine Mammal Center to attempt the rescue. Don't think it went anywhere, though.

As an aside, James' girlfriend Holly got pics of them working, but a large drop of water on the lens obscured everything she had the camera pointed at


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