Orca’s in de Noordzee
Sula , Volume 6 - Issue 1 p. 28- 28
During a two week’s trip to Norway with m.v. Solo of Greenpeace a group of Killer Whales Orcinus orca was observed in the northem North Sea. The pod consisted of one dominant male, 6 to 8 females and immature males and at least one calve. The group was hunting and did not seem to be bothered by human activities. Within a radius of 1 kilometer there were three oilrigs, at least five fishing vessels and Solo was sailing a circle around the pod to offer a better view. The dominant bull redirected his herd immediately when they were heading to our ship. Behaviour like this has been observed and described before. It could not be made out whether overflying birds were either attracted by the area’s or by the fishing vessels that were fishing. This encounter has been professionally recorded on video.
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