Tuesday 15 September 2020

Killer whales on the rampage


A pod of 'crazy' killer whales is launching coordinated attacks on boats, terrifying the sailors and baffling scientists

sankel@businessinsider.com (Sophia Ankel)
  • A series of orca attacks on sailboats along the coast of Spain and Portugal has left scientists baffled.

  • Many sailors have sent distress calls after orca attacks have left their boats seriously damaged and crew members injured in the last two months.

  • In one instance, a 46-foot delivery boat was surrounded by nine orcas that were all ramming the boat for one hour, causing it to spin 180 degrees and the engine to shut down.

  • While it is not unusual for orcas to follow boats or even interact with the rudder as a form of play, researchers say it is unnatural for them to become aggressive.

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