This magnificent picture of a family of Orcas graced the front page of my morning newspaper today, Orcas (Killer Whales) spotted in Algoa Bay this past weekend, a rare occurrence indeed. Well that’s what I thought, they apparently arrive here every year at about this time for a month or so, we’ve always considered it a rare occurrence because they haven’t been pictured more than a couple of times previously but with more and more people enjoying the bay and camera technology improving I have a feeling that we’ll be having more and more sightings along with the proof.
Every year at about this time we have a sardine run, massive shoals of sardines move up our east coast towards Mozambique and bring with them their predators, the big game fish, dolphins and occasionally Orcas!
A team from Pro-Dive were in the bay this weekend and filmed not only the feeding frenzy that accompanies the sardine run but an Orca actually attacking (and I presume killing) a dolphin, here’s the video…
These are the same guys who filmed a shark with a hook and line embedded in its mouth and removed it with a pair of pliers, I published this video a while ago, here it is again for those of you who might have missed it 1st time round.