This year, there have been numerous orca-boat encounters on the beaches of Portugal and Spain.The local maritime rescue agency.
Reported that killer whales severely destroyed a sailing boat off southern Spain, adding to the hundreds of orca assaults on boats this year along beaches in Spain and Portugal.
This month, there were at least 20 encounters between small boats and killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar, according to the Atlantic.
Orca Working Group-GTOA, which monitors Iberian orcas.an aquatic rescue agency spokesperson said a gang of orcas rammed into the.
Mustique as it went to Gibraltar in the early hours of Thursday morning, breaking the rudder and piercing the hull. The four-person crew called Spanish authorities for help.
The UK-flagged 20-metre (66-foot) yacht was rescued by a rapid-response vessel and a helicopter with a bilge pump, the.
Statement said.The Mustique was hauled to Barbate, Cadiz, for repairs. At least 20 small vessels and highly.
Social apex predators have interacted in the Strait of Gibraltar this month. GTOA reported 207 contacts in 2022.