Killer Whales Are Now Teaching Each Other To Attack Sailboats
make a beeline: to go directly and quickly towards something
Orcas, also known as killer whales, have started attacking boats in Europe. Researchers are guessing it may have started when one orca got hurt by a boat or fishing net. After that, the orca began to ram boats. What’s even more surprising is that it is teaching other orcas how to do the same thing.
The orcas are mostly attacking sailboats. Live Science writer Sascha Pare describes these as focused attacks. “In the majority of reported cases, orcas have made a beeline for a boat’s rudder and either bitten, bent or broken it.” Once the boat is stopped, the attack ends. Out of over 500 interactions recorded since 2020, three boats have sunk.
1. As soon as the park opened, the children made a beeline for the swings.
2. She made a beeline for her friend as soon as she entered the party.
3. After the meeting, he made a beeline for the exit to avoid extra work.
Orcas have sunk 3 boats in Europe and appear to be teaching others to do the same.