< Back

15th September 2020, 20:01

GBC speaks to Senior Environment Advisor about reasons for recent orca incidents in the Strait

Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar have been featured in reports of incidents of repeatedly ramming boats. Though hypotheses have been expressed by scientists, the reason for the behaviour is unknown.

There could be as many as 45 orcas making use of the Strait, with a pod of 25 recorded at any one point. Some researchers have defined at least 5 pods using the Strait of Gibraltar. This is according to the the senior Environmental Advisor at the Environmental Department, Stephen Warr.

Shelina Assomull spoke to him about reasons for the recent behaviour of the orcas.