50-100 false killer whales spotted in the sea opposite Whampoa

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17th January 2020 – (Hong Kong) At around 4.30pm today, residents at Whampoa saw at least 50-100 False killer whales swimming in the sea towards Hong Kong West. Spokesperson for Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society advised boats and the public not to go close to them so that they can safely leave Hong Kong waters and return to their original home.

They were also spotted swimming near Victoria Harbour. The last time a large group of dolphins were seen was in February 2014 where around 100 of them appeared near Lantau North.

The false killer whale is an oceanic dolphin that inhabits oceans worldwide but mainly frequents tropical regions. It was first described in 1846 as a species of porpoise based on a skull, which was revised when the first carcasses were observed in 1861.

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