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Port and Starboard, a rather well-known pair of Orcas, were recently spotted swimming in Kalk Bay Harbour. Image: canva / @sharkspotters / X

Two Orcas spotted in Kalk Bay Harbour – WATCH

Port and Starboard, a rather well-known pair of Orcas, were recently spotted swimming in Kalk Bay Harbour. Take a look…

orcas kalk bay

Port and Starboard, a rather well-known pair of Orcas, were recently spotted swimming in Kalk Bay Harbour. Image: canva / @sharkspotters / X

Incredible footage: Orcas seen in Kalk Bay

Two well-known Orcas, fantasticly-dubbed Port and Starboard, were spotted yesterday morning in Kalk Bay Harbour.

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According to Cape Town Etc, Port and Starboard are a pair of adult male orcas known for fearlessly hunting great white sharks on the coast. They are named after the nautical terms for ‘left’ and ‘right’, with their left and right dorsal fins respectively being distinctly collapsed.

Shark Spotters captured this incredible footage:

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Instagram page “capetownisawesome” also shared some footage of the two killer whales as they frolicked in the harbour, much to the delight of onlookers. Take a look:

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A little Port and Starboard history

According to Getaway in 2021, the man who named them and followed their journey closely for many years, Dave Hurwitz, said that Port and Starboard were first sighted in Lüderitz in 2009.

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Hurwitz stated that the pair of Orcas were first sighted in the Cape in 2015 – once offshore in Cape Point, three times in False Bay and once in Gansbaai.

They have since visited and have hunted in South African waters many times over the years.

“I named them Port and Starboard because one of their dorsal fins flops over to the left and the other to the right.” Hurwitz said as per Getaway.

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