Scientists baffled by orcas ramming sailing boats Portugal

in News · 14-09-2020 12:52:00 · 3 Comments

Scientists have been left baffled by incidents of orcas ramming sailing boats along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.

Two boats lost part of their rudders, at least one crew member suffered bruising from the impact of the ramming, and several boats sustained serious damage. Researchers who study a small population in the Strait of Gibraltar say they are curious and it is normal for them to follow a boat closely, even to interact with the rudder, but never with the force suggested here.


They are probably hungry!

By Steve Andrews from Other on 14-09-2020 04:21

Paybacks are a b****.

By William from Other on 14-09-2020 02:50

I wouldn't be surprised if they've finally had enough of our mindless intrusion and destruction - noisy boats, huge ships, oil and gas drilling in many seas, plastic and other pollution everywhere, changes in habitats, warming sea temperatures....

By Annie from Algarve on 14-09-2020 01:43
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