Orcas Are Now Attacking Boats Every Day, Even Sinking Some of Them
It's all the internet can talk about at the moment as killer whales and now apparently sharks have begun randomly attacking boats and humans and no one really knows why.
Incidents began increasing in May after whales began smashing into the side of boats off the coast of Portugal and near Gibraltar, with a reported consistency of once a day.
It's thought that a white orca named Gladis started the trend which has led to other orcas copying her. However, NBC reports that the rate of interactions between humans and whales has significantly risen since 2020.
Regardless of whether there is actually a scientific or social reason for this happening or not, the internet simply cannot get enough of the orcas rising up and trying to reclaim the seven seas for themselves and hence a new set of whale-based memes have been born.
Here are some of our favourites.
\u201cFor all the talk of eating the rich, Orcas are the only ones actually taking action and I respect them for it \ud83e\udee1\u201d
\u201c\u201cWe just think the term \u201ckiller whale\u201d is offensive, and what we\u2019re doing here is\u2014we\u2019re coming together, we\u2019re taking the name back. We\u2019re taking away its power\u201d\u201d
\u201cFOX MULDER: Over 20 reported killer whale attacks in the month of May. The whales worked in tandem. Do you know what this means, Scully?\n\nDANA SCULLY: No. \n\nFOX MULDER: The attacks were orca-strated. Scully? Did you hear me? They were or-\n\nDANA SCULLY: I\u2019ll be in the car, Mulder.\u201d