Killer whales followed swimmer across the Strait of Gibraltar


Chicago police officer and endurance swimmer Nial Funchion swam between Spain and Morocco in order to raise funds to benefit fallen officers. Safely on shore again, his support team told him that 5 orcas had followed him a a distance of 100 yards (91 meters) for nearly the entire time. His response, “thanks for not telling me” :-)



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