Killer whales off Albany

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A fisherman has recorded the rare sight of killer whales just off Albany.

While the orcas frequent the Bremer Canyon hotspot, east of Albany, this time of year, they are a a more infrequent sight off the city.

Fisherman Cowan Wise was about 60kms off the Albany coast, above the Albany Canyon on Tuesday when he witnessed a group of killer whales feeding.

“(It’s) the first time I’ve ever seen them out front... they were feeding on another whale,” he said.

Killer whales off Albany.
Camera IconKiller whales off Albany. Credit: Cowan Wise.

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Orcas are typically seen near the Bremer Canyon off the coast of Bremer Bay, 180km east of Albany.

The canyon has earned a reputation as a hotspot for marine animal activity including blue whales, sperm whales, sharks and an array of bird life.

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