Tuesday 30 May 2017

Drone captures orca family of seven happy at sea

Photo: NCR Research Press
Photo: NCR Research Press

A small drone has captured a family of orcas happily at sea.

The pod of seven, ranging in ages from under-one years to 45 years old, are pictured off the coast of Canada.

Canadian scientists are using drones to monitor the whales in the wild.

From top to bottom in this photo, are pictured a 10-year-old, a five-year-old, a 28 year-old, a baby aged between 0-1 years, a 12-year-old, a 45-year-old and a five-year-old.

Scientists estimate that the oldest pod member is 5.8 metres long while the baby is just 6.6 metres long.

Photo: NCR Research Press
Photo: NCR Research Press

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