Pod of killer whales filmed off Canary Islands

For the first time in three years, a pod of killer whales have been spotted off the coast of the Canary Islands.

Killer whales are normally spotted further north in the seas around Norway.

Killer whales are normally spotted further north in the seas around Norway. Image by Pavel Lunkin / CC BY 2.0

The pod of five orcas was caught on film on Saturday, just 2 miles away from the island of El Hierro. The Canary Islands are the most biodiverse area for cetaceans in Europe, but it is extremely rare to see killer whales. The mammals were found by a group of researchers tracking little-known whale species in the area. Read more: thelocal.es

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