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Pod of pilot whales driven towards the beach of Gøtuvík

It was shortly after 11 o’clock this morning when a boat first sighted a pod of pilot whales around 6 miles from Borðoyanes – close to the village of Gøta – in the northern part of the Faroe Islands, report several Faroese news outlets.

However, the whales dived and it took at good while – around an hour or so – to find them again.

Karl Johansen, the sheriff of the area, confirms that the pod of pilot whales will 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).