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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.


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