Killer Whales along the Mornington Peninsula

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harrykoonya started the topic in Monday, 23 Dec 2013 at 1:19pm

Does anyone know why Killer Whales are still migrating past the peninsula so late in the season? I had one jump out of the water about 20 meters away from me near Rye back beach and I was terrified to say the least. Needless to say, I and the other blokes I was surfing with swam in to shore pretty quickly; I just didn't want to take the risk in sub-par two-foot surf. I mean it was a surreal experience, but I was under the impression that Killer Whales migrate only in the wintertime - when the water is cool and not early summer. Perhaps it has something to do with the cool start to summer??

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Craig commented Monday, 23 Dec 2013 at 1:59pm

Wow, I didn't know they were regularly seen down there? I would shit it as well, seeing what they do to seals!

Get any snaps?

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harrykoonya commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 10:34am

Well I've never seen them down here before, and I've been surfing here for at least 12 years. I just assumed that they normally migrate past the coast in winter, but I don't know much about their typical migration patterns.

I didn't take any shots either, I would have loved to have taken my brother's GoPro out with me though.

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 6:56pm

Great story Harry.
Heres a vid on Facebook of Orcas chasing a boat going fast.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=651671094855327

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udo commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 7:28pm

geez that was good.

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simba commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 8:40pm

wow awesome footage,would have been a blast being there.

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floyd commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 9:28pm

There was news footage the other night on the TV of them swimming in Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck. Some-one must have it on-line. Amazing footage on that Facebook site. Good find.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 at 9:36pm

That would have been amazing to be there.