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Orca spotted by man in boat

There's been another rare sighting in the Irish Sea.

After a leatherback turtle was seen by a fisherman in the second week of April, a killer whale was spotted last week by a man who was crossing from Ireland to the Isle of Man in his boat.

Mark Woodside, a businessman from Northern Ireland, says he had made the trip several times before, but had never seen anything like it.

He had no doubt what he was looking at (play audio file):

The Orca was reported to the Sea Watch Foundation and was identified as being from a pod of whales from around the Hebrides.

Howard Caine's interview with Mark Woodside featured on Wednesday evening's Mannin the Wild.

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