Killer whales spotted in Firth of Forth for only the third time
The pod of six whales were seen off the east coast of the Isle of May last week.
A pod of six killer whales have been spotted in the Forth for only the third time.
The bull, four females and one young whale were spotted by scientists working on the Isle of May on May 28.
They were seen on the east side of the island and spent around an hour in the area, moving towards a grey seal colony on the north of the island.
They then headed off in deeper water and went north towards the Fife coastline.
It is only the third time killer whales have been seen in the Firth of Forth.
Reserve manager David Steel said: "The shout went up across the island from the team and, as you could imagine, pandemonium let loose as people were running for binoculars, shoes and running off in all directions.
"To see killer whales in the UK is a very special experience, but to see them in the Firth of Forth is even more special."
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