Despite their ruthless nickname, Killer Whale, Orcas are generally not aggressive towards people and actually tend to do their best to avoid them altogether. However, the effects of climate change have caused the Orca’s food supply to severely diminish. It seems as though desperate times call for desperate measures, as one Norwegian boat captain came to find when she was suddenly surrounded by a very hungry pod of Orcas.
The unexpected encounter happened, according to MSN, off the coast of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The boat’s captain, Cecile Haaland went out on the morning of April 25, 2021, in order to fish for herring. While she was anchored out on the water she noticed a sea lion jump up onto the deck of her vessel and quickly realized that it was trying to escape three killer whales that had been hunting it. Check out the full video of captured footage below.
Haaland was clearly startled by the sea lion’s actions that came out of its desperation to avoid becoming dinner for the pod of killer whales. In the video, it is clear that the fisherwoman was clearly at a loss for how to approach the situation, which is understandable, especially because of the unpredictable nature that a very hungry group of wild animals that are nearly triple her size and weigh between three and four tons could potentially have. However, after some time the sea lion did eventually hop off the boat and the woman was left unscathed. In a later comment about the incident, she actually referred to the whole ordeal as, “an absolutely amazing experience.” It isn’t every day that a human gets the chance to be up close and personal with a pod of killer whales in their natural habitat.
The Norwegian boat captain’s encounter with a trio of killer whales isn’t the only nautical rarity that was captured on video in recent weeks. During a canoeing adventure in Scotland, an avid outdoorsman inadvertently captured footage, while he was cataloging his expedition, of what appears to be the Loch Ness monster. The possible sighting was captured as aerial footage by the gentlemen’s drone. The video clip depicts a large outline of a sea creature hovering close to shore just beneath the surface of the water. If one were to look closely and carefully enough, it is possible to make out characteristics, like Nessie’s classic long neck, that match that of the fabled Loch Ness monster. Check out the clip below.
If killer whale encounters and possible concrete evidence of a mythical creature’s existence weren’t rare enough, the effects of climate change have recently prompted scientists in Germany to consider and experiment with one of the most unconventional solutions so as to aid in the reduction of climate change’s adverse effects on the environment. The solution that scientists came up with, in an effort to dilute the mixing of large quantities of greenhouse gases into the environment is to potty train cows in order to collect and responsibly dispose of their methane and nitrous oxide emitting waste.