Orca spotted ‘foraging’ in False Bay

On Sunday 26 April David Hurwitz from the Simon’s Town Boat Company reported a sighting of an orca pod in False Bay. There were between 6-7 animals ‘foraging’ in Buffels Bay, according to a Facebook post.

Hurwitz of The Simon’s Town Boat Company explained that this particular pod has been seen in these parts before.

In the Facebook post Hurwitz said: “How fortunate we were to be hired by a media house with the necessary ES permits, to get out & report on the sighting. There were 6, possibly 7 animals foraging in the deeper waters in Buffels Bay. One Male, 3 or 4 females and 2 calfs (one very young).

‘We’re not sure what they were targeting, but there were many seals & birds around. Again, as we’ve noticed before, the seals weren’t the slightest bit afraid of the killer whales and they showed no interest in them (luckily).

‘We spent a few hours with them, of which they spent little time on the surface. On a few occasions we thought that they had given us the slip, but then re-appeared a distance away. The highlight was the little calf who entertained us with a few beautiful breaches.”

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Source: Getaway.co.za