WATCH: Orca come right alongside fishing vessel off Skerries

A large number of orcas were seen by Whalsay fishing crew on the Zephyr east of Skerries last night (Sunday) with one coming right alongside the boat and repeatedly spraying water out its blowhole.

John Lowrie Irvine who took footage of the orca said some of the fishing crew also observed one orca passing with a neesick in its mouth. 


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  • John Cuddihy

    • November 13th, 2023 15:21

    Would love to see orcas when we visit next june

  • David Spence

    • November 16th, 2023 3:22

    Rather disturbingly ironic considering what humans are doing to the planet and nature itself. I suspect the Orca, is looking upon humans to feed it considering it is humans who are dwindling their food supply when, in reality, there is no need for humans to exploit the sea nowadays, as such. This should be made into a poster and distributed worldly with regard to the negative impact humans are having on the planet and wildlife itself. It should also be a reminder humans are not the sole users of the planet and nature itself needs a place as well…………even, I suspect, many humans believe we are separate and completely disengaged with nature and the eco-systems within them…………..especially when you take into consideration the human made concept of money, which is totally disconnected within nature in all aspects, and all the negative and destructive influence this has on nature and wildlife itself. It may be too late now, but we should be in tune with nature and do our best to live within the boundaries nature provides us. The old saying ‘ Better late than never ‘..


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