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150 whales killed on Gøtuvík beach today

Around 150 pilot whales were killed on Gøtuvík Beach on Eysturoy today, reports Faroese news webpage Portal.fo.

Portal.fo writes that the killings went fast and well and that many people came to the beach to witness the killings.

It was shortly after 11 o’clock this morning when a boat first sighted a pod of pilot whales around 6 miles from Borðoyanes. The whales dived and it took at good while – around an hour or so – to find them again.

Around 3 o’clock this afternoon they were killed.

Karl Johansen, the sheriff of the area, confirmed earlier today that the pod of pilot whales would be driven onto the beach of Gøtuvík (Eysturoy) as the need for whale meat is greater on Eysturoy than it is in the Northern Islands (Norðoyggjar).

Image credits: Toke Lorenzen