When we were contacted by the journalist Susan Smillie of the Guardian on the 7th of August about collisions of Orcas with ships, I thought it was about the conflict between fishermen and Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar
The outward journey was pleasantly quiet. The tide was one of the highest of the year with a coefficient of 1.03. And so, we knew that after some time a phenomenon was waiting for us, which we call in Tarifa the Hileros del Sur.
The only whale species still missing in these last days was the Sperm Whale. But since they usually come to the Strait of Gibraltar in spring,we did not expect the impressive giants in the middle of summer.