21 June 2017

Orcas Fight Back

The predators are pods of killer whales chasing down the halibut and black cod caught by longline fishermen. Fishermen say the whales are becoming a common sight — and problem — in recent years, as they've gone from an occasional pest to apparently targeting the fishermen's lines.
Fishermen say they can harvest 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of halibut in a single day, only to harvest next to nothing the next when a pod of killer whales recognizes their boat. The hooks will be stripped clean, longtime Bering Sea longliner Jay Hebert said in a phone interview this week.


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5 comments:

Sandy said...

Rev Paul,
Interesting, now it's the whale targeting the fisherman's income. Where it used to be the wjale was the target.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, the killer whale isn't hunted - it's an apex predator. But your point is not without merit: the ocean's fighting back. :)

LindaG said...

Everyone (in this case orcas) wants something for nothing. In this case the orcas are the liberals and the fishermen the conservatives.

But when I read the title, I thought you said Orcs, and it was going to be some new computer game...

Rev. Paul said...

Hahaha! Now that I'm done laughing at the concept (smiles), that would have been a decidedly different concept. Heh.

LindaG said...

Heh. I would have been surprised for sure. ;-)