Orcas at Orford

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Orcas at Orford

Post by Furnari » Mon May 28, 2012 8:33 pm

A whole slew of Eugene folks headed down to Port Orford for the weekend. Just after one group got out and just before my brothers and I got in, 2 adult and 2 juvenile killer whales cruised through the cove next to the marina. If you've ever did the shore dive there, they swam right through the slot where you enter and exit. They could only have done that at high tide- it looked like one of the adults was scratching itself on the rocks. This was easily the coolest thing I've seen in the ocean.

http://youtu.be/LPxcpPsPWlo

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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by diverden » Mon May 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Awesome footage! Thanks!

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Orcas at Orford

Post by spatman » Mon May 28, 2012 9:16 pm

Wow! Great footage and awesome experience.
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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon May 28, 2012 10:00 pm

Very, very cool. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Beefcake » Tue May 29, 2012 8:52 pm

That's awesome! I've always meant to dive that spot, but my last two trips down there were family vacations without dive gear. Last time I was there, the guys coming out said there was a great white right in that little cove.

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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Furnari » Tue May 29, 2012 9:35 pm

That's easily one of the best shore dives in Oregon, and definitely worth a trip- with or without apex predators :)

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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Dusty2 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:27 pm

Good job! Glad you caught it so we could enjoy it too. :joshsmith:

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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Scott G » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:27 am

that's really cool!!! been there lots and lots, never seen that... seen gray whales right at the end there quite often, lots of stories of whitey chasing pinnipeds there from time to time too.... Great easy dive. i usually get in there once a month. You werent part of the group the Coasties picked up at Island rock were you? that didn't sound fun.

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Re: Orcas at Orford

Post by Furnari » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:04 pm

That wasn't any of us, fortunately. Makes you appreciate the Coast Guard, that's for sure. We'd love to get our boat out there but we don't have lift eyes- we'll have to see if they can still cradle / sling boats off the crane. We drug ours down for the weekend, and tried getting out at both Brookings and Charleston without any luck.

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