A pod of orcas, or killer whales, was seen at the mouth of Tasmania’s Derwent River near Bruny Island on Monday afternoon.  There have only been a handful of sightings of the species close to Hobart in the past ten years.

Bruny Island, Tasmania.
Bruny Island, Tasmania.

Orcas are known for travelling long distances in a short amount of time so scientists think it is possible the whales could be the same pod that were spotted off the coast of New South Wales a few days ago. Tasmania has a hotline to call if people spot whales so that scientists can learn more about their movements. Read more: abc.net.au

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