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Killer whales spotted off island

Chicken Rock - picture courtesy of the Isle of Man government
The whale watch group spotted the orcas near Chicken Rock

Killer whales have been spotted off the coast of the Isle of Man.

The Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch group said that three or four of the predators were close to the Chicken Rock area.

A pod of more than 12 Risso's dolphins have also been seen in the area, the group said.

Killer whales, or orcas, have been seen off the island before, but are not a common sight. They feed on fish and mammals like seals.



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