A Killer Whale Has Never Been Seen In The Caloosahatchee ~Until Now
And here's a second clip I took with the good camera (for reference purposes). I couldn't find him again at this point.
Right after I turned the camera off, he surfaced with all the beauty of an Orca coming out of the water enough to see it's white with a visual on the horizontal tale.
I had forwarded my clip to Fox News, and they came out to run the story. I had no idea that my sighting was rare or unheard of until I spoke later with Tom Pitchford of the FWC.
He forwarded this graphic to me on sightings, and clarified how improbable it is that a killer whale would be on the Florida coast, let alone 15 miles up the Caloosahatchee, but the footage is pretty convincing. He forwarded it around to others familiar with patterns of behavior and dorsal fin shape, because a killer whale in these waters might be at risk if it doesn't find its way back to deep water.
Just a couple weeks ago, a story that made national news was of 80+ false killer whales dying in the mangroves of South Florida.
There are conflicting reports as to how many killer whales actually swim the Gulf. Tom mentioned