Killer Whales Spotted for First Time in Two Off Korea’s East Coast

Here is something very rare to be seen on Korea’s East coast, orcas:

A killer whale mother and calf were seen in Korea’s East Sea, the National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS) said Friday.

The whales were observed near Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday, according to the institute.

In 2015, two killer whales were seen in the same area, but the last time a killer whale mother and calf were seen was in 2001, off Hongdo, in South Jeolla Province.

The latest sightings may signal Korea’s East Sea as a new habitat for killer whales.

The NIFS believes the whales have expanded their habitat from the Sea of Okhotsk to the East Sea because of its abundance of prey such as seals.  [Korea Times]

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KoreaWatcher
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Won’t be for too long, once Japanese whale hunting fleet wipes them out.

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Ville Ranger
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“Run away sir, it’s a trap! There’s two of them…”

Jigoku
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Or some Korean fishermen kill them for fun

ChickenHead
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“KILLER WHALES SPOTTED FOR FIRST TIME IN TWO OFF KOREA’S EAST COAST”

After whales cut first time in half, seals attempt to divide by zero.

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Whale meat is like a steak that never ends.

…though I have a suspicion that it was really dolphin.

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