Humpback Whales Protect Other Animals From Orcas
Posted on : 08-13-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Scientists have observed that humpback whales will often try to protect other animals from killer whales. Even more amazing, the behavior has been observed all over the world. In 2009, the marine ecologist Robert Pitman was in Antarctica watching a pod of killer whales hunting a Weddell seal that they had trapped on an ice floe. The whales knocked the seal off the ice floe and were closing in for the kill when a humpback whale intervened to protect the seal. It surfaced and flipped onto its back so the…
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