August 25, 2016
A group of fishermen looking for tuna off Cape Cod recorded video Tuesday of an encounter with a pod of killer whales.
Onboard the Fish Box out of Pleasant Bay were Alex Wyckoff, Matt Ward, Mark Ward and Capt. Justin Daly, according to Wyckoff.
“It’s a killer whale baby,” one of the men shouted as one of at least four orcas passed by the boat.
At one point the whales swam under the boat.
The men continued to troll for tuna but the whales swam next to the boat several times and stayed nearby for 10 to 15 minutes, according to Wyckoff.
“This is the best day ever. I don’t even care about the tuna anymore,” one of the fishermen said. “This is amazing.”
The men were tuna fishing about 12 miles east of Chatham, according to Wyckoff.
“One was significantly bigger than the others, one was very small which we thought was a baby, and the other two were different by their dorsal fins,” he wrote in an email about the whales.
Source: Cape Cod Times.com