Warning of caution in case of sightings of orcas

in News · 16-11-2020 09:03:00 · 0 Comments

The National Maritime Authority and nature and forest institute the ICNF have warned sailors to take care and what to do in case of interaction or sighting of orcas, which may occur off the Portuguese coast.

The Maritime Authority said interaction with these mammals occurs mainly “due to the curious behaviour of young orcas”, which are “attracted by the mobile and noisy structures of vessels, such as the rudder and propeller”. The warning comes after a number of small sail boats have reported collisions with orcas off Portugal’s coast, the most recent of which reportedly happened on Saturday.

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