TIL that there are Killer Whales in waters off the coast of the Northern Territory. Which, in and of itself, is pretty dang cool. But then along comes this story and amps the neat factor up to eleven.
“Potentially the ones in the Northern Territory, or the ones that we are getting across Northern Australia – because these guys probably travel from Queensland to WA I would say – is that they are sort of a genetically distinct population from the ocean-going ones.”
Meanwhile, Luke explained that he saw fins in the distance while on a fishing trip and drove the boat closer to investigate.
“She was pretty exciting, it got your blood pumping a bit. A bit of adrenalin. Even when they were next to boat we couldn’t really believe it. The smaller ones would’ve been at least two metres long and the larger ones were getting up to six or eight metres I reckon.”
Even better still, the footage shows a Bottlenose Dolphin frolicking with the pod at one point. Dolphins and whales being pals! Animal mates! THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER.