Learning the HARD way...
I wonder if the boats' echo-sounders were switched on or off? The orcas could be getting fed up with the ever-increasing noise in the oceans - like when your neighbours turn up the sound system loud.it seems that the whale community has had enough. Scientists baffled by orcas ramming sailing boats near Spain and Portugal
Yes, and end up accidentally sinking your boat and swimming with the orcasCherry bombs, miniature depth charges.
We used to use specially designed 'cherry bombs' to chase the seals away from our salmon when commercial fishing off the left coast. Never once heard of one sinking a boat. lolYes, and end up accidentally sinking your boat and swimming with the orcas
Prevention might be better than cure in this matter, I'd suggest. We need to know why are attacking yachts in the first place - the collisions with keels and rudders can't exactly be pain-free for them either.
They have done this.. but they're not real clear on bringing the boat to the owner.Be great if one could teach an orca to fetch the boat off a mooring. Won't have to row out to it.