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Twenty Killer Whales Spotted in North Iceland Fjord

A large group of killer whales, counting approximately 20 animals, was spotted from the village Hauganes in Eyjafjördur fjord in north Iceland on Tuesday. It is very rare to see so many whales in the fjord.

Whale watching in Iceland. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

According to the news website nordurlandid.is, the killer whales are believed to have been on the hunt for food; both herring and mackerel have been prominent in Eyjafjördur lately.

An unusually large number of minke whales have also been spotted in the fjord this summer and so the condition for whale watching in Eyjafjördur has been good.

In 2008, four bottlenose whales stayed in Pollurinn, the harbor in Akureyri in the innermost part of Eyjafjördur, for many weeks to the delight of the town’s inhabitants.

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