A group of orcas pass near the coast of Gran Canaria

Today, we would like to start this post by mentioning an exciting moment that took place yesterday in Gran Canaria: a pod of orcas could be seen during the day.

 

There are evidences that this species visits the Canary Islands each year following tunas in their migration to the North. A recently published scientific study made in collaboration with Loro Parque has proven that these orcas have no genetic nor ecological kinship with the population observed in the Strait of Gibraltar.

 

 

This information will be essential to establish conservation measures for the orcas registered in Gibraltar, one of the most endangered populations in the World.

 

Remember to check out this interesting scientific article which details the study on orcas’ relationship in the Strait of Gibraltar.

 

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