Killer whales leave shallows

A group of killer whales, which has been entertaining sightseers in the Shetland Islands for the past 10 days, appears to have returned to the open sea.

Whale watchers turned up at Catfirth, nine miles north of Lerwick, yesterday and found an empty bay where the seven whales had been. It is rare for killer whales to remain close to shore for any length of time, and their disappearance ends concern that they had lost their bearings and were unable to find a way out of the shallow inlet.

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