A “MYSTERY pod” of killer whales from Scotland has been spotted off the coast of Norway.
The discovery solves a three-year enigma after the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) made the last known sighting of the pod – never before seen in Scottish waters – off Vatersay on Scotland’s west coast in June 2018.
The breakthrough came on July 10?after citizen scientist Asmund Aasheim photographed a pod of six whales in Boroyfjorden in southern Norway and sent his pictures to the Norwegian Orca Surveyreached significantly higher peaks in terms of case counts and deaths tha. Dr Eve Jourdain found that the killer whales were not familiar from Norwegian recordsThis week at a glance.
Dr?Jourdain looked further afield after she found the colouration on the whales’ backs,?known as a saddle patchObviously super, super happy we could keep playing,,?looked different to that of killer whales normally seen around Norway. She found a match in the Scottish Killer Whale Catalogue – a?document containing?images of all known living killer whales seen in Scottish waters.