Rare video shows Orca pod swimming south of Destin

DESTIN, Fla. (WMBB) — Mates on the Destin charter boat Lady Em got a rare sight Tuesday night 75 miles off-shore. A pod of Killer Whales!

Captain Travis Ream said they came across the pod around 7 pm on Tuesday night. The boat was travelling near the DeSoto Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to NOAA, DeSoto Canyon isĀ an erosional valley that cuts through the broad continental shelf in the northern part of the gulf.

The video shows a pod of at least 4 Orcas surfacing the water as the boat travelled alongside them at 13 Knots, or 14 miles per hour.

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