Orca attacks in the Strait of Gibraltar: Has the mystery finally been solved?

June 12, 2024 – 1:00 pm – Morocco


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In the past five years, 673 boats were attacked by killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar, near the Moroccan, Spanish and Portuguese coasts. This is clear from a study conducted by an international team of experts.

This group, composed of biologists, marine experts and representatives of the Spanish and Portuguese governments, tried to find an explanation for the strange behavior of killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Gulf of Cadiz, Finnish media reported. Tetin Kovalehti.

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Alex Zerbini, a member of the group, explained that after analyzing 673 hurricanes that struck off the Moroccan, Spanish and Portuguese coasts during the past five years, experts concluded that the behavior of killer whales is just play and “has nothing to do with aggression.” A group of experts, to Washington Post.

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“When killer whales play with the rudder, they do not realize that they can harm them and that this harm affects humans. The behavior is more playful than conscious,” the expert said, explaining that most attacks result from a group of 15 people. Small killer whales.

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