Orcas Just Sank Another Yacht | Technology & Science

Prime members enjoy Prime FREE One-Day delivery

Orcas Just Sank Another Yacht.

Orcas have once again attacked and sunk a boat near the Strait of Gibraltar, a behavior that has scientists stumped.

Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar. Credit Patty Tse/Alamy Stock Photo.

The orcas are at it again.

A group of the highly social marine mammals, also called killer whales, attacked and sank a 50-foot-long sailing yacht on Sunday, the New York Times reported. Two people had to be rescued from the waters near the Strait of Gibraltar.

The incident was yet another in a startling spate of such attacks by orcas (Orcinus orca) in the area since 2020—an apparently emerging phenomenon that has researchers stumped.

On supporting science journalism

If you’re enjoying this article, consider supporting our award-winning journalism by subscribing. By purchasing a subscription you are helping to ensure the future of impactful stories about the discoveries and ideas shaping our world today.

“It is a rare behavior that has only been detected in this…

Source www.scientificamerican.com

Advertisement Gaming:   Xbox  |  Xbox Bundles  |  Nintendo  |  Playstation  |  Cards   |   Manor Lords   |   Horizon Forbidden West
FTC: We use income earning affiliate links. More on Sposored links.
Terms of use and third-party services. More here.

Ad Amazon Minecraft the game, plus clothing, toys, and accessories.

Ad Amazon Gaming Laptops, clothing, games and more

Ad Amazon MUSIC Artists Merch Shop

Stay connected throughout the year with official, ongoing Microsoft podcasts.
Microsoft Podcasts Apple | Microsoft podcasts YouTube

Related Posts