31 December 2006

Welcome to the false killers

Rare sight in Eilat: Some unconventional guests arrived at the fish cages in the Gulf of Eilat Thursday. A pack of 14 false killer whales, which included females and calves, arrived on the Israeli shores from the Indian Ocean. It is unusual that they would arrive in the Gulf of Eilat.

The false killer whale is considered an endangered species. The last time this kind of whale was seen near Eilat was many years ago. Despite its threatening name, the false killer whale is not dangerous.
The picture in that article doesn't show the whale in its full beauty, here is a better picture of its business end:

False or not, I am not going to put my hand into this mouth.

But welcome anyhow, guys.