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25 Mar 2011
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Environment & Nature

Killer Whales on the Outer Banks? For real? It's true. Killer Whales have been spotted off the Outer Banks coast this week by a number of fishing boats.

The Outer Banks offers a wide variety of sea life, and as I mentioned in our recent post about whales, the winter months seem to increase the activity of these amazing creatures. It is not completely unheard of for orcas to be spotted along the OBX; Wikipedia says they are in every ocean, but it certainly is not a common occurrence. So it's pretty cool to see these awesome animals in the wild.

The orcas were hanging out near the boats and taking the tuna catches right off the hooks as the crews were hauling the catches in. In the video below, you can see the killer whales surfacing, and eventually they latch onto a 250 pound blue fin tuna!  Wow! To read more, check out this Island Free Press article.