Orcas spotted in Langebaan Lagoon must've been hunting, says conservationist

Although many locals are used to spotting whales in the Cape waters, it is very rare to hear of orcas in the Langebaan Lagoon.

Images of two killer whales have been shared widely on social media after they were sighted in the lagoon earlier this week.

Conservationists Meredith Thornton says it is likely that the orcas where hunting for food, as they are very specialised feeders.

They were probably looking for marine mammals and most likely dolphins.

Meredith Thornton, Reasearch Co-ordinator at Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Thornton says it is also highly unusual that the pair were travelling together and that they had flopped over dorsal fins.

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Surfer tells of his encounter with great white shark

Surfer tells of his encounter with great white shark

Ben Swart says he was lucky to get out of the water unharmed after having an encounter with a shark on Monday.

Surfer describes frightening encounter with great white shark

Surfer describes frightening encounter with great white shark

The man was struck off his surf ski by a great white shark while paddling off the coast of Plettenberg Bay.

WATCH: Super pod of humpback whales making waves online

WATCH: Super pod of humpback whales making waves online

A rare spotting of over 60 humpback whales in the Atlantic this weekend captured in this amazing drone footage from above.

Beached orca makes waves in Plettenberg Bay

Beached orca makes waves in Plettenberg Bay

A rare killer whale beaching on Robberg Beach last week has Plettenberg Bay residents in a tizz.

Why Hermanus is becoming more than just a holiday hotspot

Why Hermanus is becoming more than just a holiday hotspot

The small 'dorpie' has grown in leaps and bounds with a population that has doubled over the past 15 years. We look at how.

Popular articles
Capetonians: Here's your chance to sort out your traffic fines in one fell swoop

Capetonians: Here's your chance to sort out your traffic fines in one fell swoop

Mayco member for corporate services Sharon Cottle explains the Traffic Fines Roadshow at the Cape Town Civic Centre this week.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.