Top Ten Killer Whale / ORCA Encounters Caught on Video:
There have been numerous reports of Orcas attacking yachts this season and nobody really knows why. In this video they experienced harassment from a pod of orcas off the coast of Porto. The film was taken on October 4th during the yacht delivery of a new Lagoon 450 […]
Experts investigating a series of extraordinary encounters between orcas and yachts off the coasts of Spain and Portugal believe the animals responsible may have been triggered to target boat rudders by an earlier “aversive incident” involving some kind of vessel. ‘They were having a real go’: man tells of orca […]
Nobody knows why the marine mammals have been ramming boats in waters from Gibraltar to Galicia, Spain, in recent months. Some vessels were so badly damaged that they had to be towed to port. Here is a video of one chasing a yacht and damaging the rudder:
From the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia, orcas have been harassing yachts, damaging vessels and injuring crew. Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour? hen nine killer whales surrounded the […]
Watch this video for 10 Amazing Facts About Orcas!!
Recently watched this great wildlife documentary on YouTube with some great footage orcas, penguins and elephant seals! .
Longline fishing, pollution, the arrival of orcas – what’s causing these crowd-drawing sharks to shun Cape Town’s waters?For those who watch the waves, rocks and beaches for the distinctive silhouettes and dorsal fins, there is still hope. If the great white sharks are gone for now, they will […]
In good news that has scientists excited, bowhead whale populations are nearing pre-commercial whaling numbers in U.S. waters. According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report card on the species, bowhead whales are the true Arctic baleen whale species and the only one that lives in the cold waters year-round. In the 1700s, […]
Recent sightings of a pod of killer whales off the coast of the Cayman Islands mark only the eighth occasion the elusive mammals have been officially recorded in these waters. Anecdotally, there are suggestions of more frequent sightings, but the range and habits of orcas, both around Cayman […]