This is a killer whale video from Canada.
Translated from Dutch news agency ANP:
Killer whales seen in the North Sea
Last updated: April 18, 2011 12:47
HOOK OF HOLLAND – In the North Sea, on the border between Dutch and English waters, this Saturday four killer whales swam.
Observers from the Rugvin Foundation this weekend on a ferry from Hoek van Holland to Harwich (England) saw the animals. A spokesperson of the organization doing research on cetaceans in the North Sea said this on Monday.
Last week, French researchers probably saw these four killer whales in the British and French waters near Calais, said the spokesperson.
”We are not sure whether these were the same animals, but they did swim to the north.”
The killer whales, according to the spokesperson, looked healthy from a distance. It is ”very occasionally” that orcas near the Netherlands in the North Sea are reported. Last year in June, the young female orca Morgan was found in the Wadden Sea.
She was severely weakened and is now residing in the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk.
According to the Rugvin Foundation, it is unclear whether the observations of killer whales in the Dutch North Sea are more than just an incident. ”The cetacean population in general has changed. In the Dutch North Sea, porpoises are increasingly visible. On the other hand, we hardly see any white-beaked dolphins anymore.”
Every month, the Rugvin Foundation looks at cetacean populations in the North Sea between the Netherlands and England.
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