Drone footage recorded killer whales charging and striking a blue whale in this rare sighting off the coast of Monterey, California.
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Researchers from Monterey Bay Whale Watch ( who witnessed the encounter say the orcas’ coordinated attack was likely meant to harass the whale for fun and not a planned hunt. The attack caused the blue whale to thrash around and quickly flee from the pod. Although killer whales do prey on blue whales, this behavior is rarely observed in Monterey orca communities.

Read “Killer Whales Attacked a Blue Whale—Here’s the Surprising Reason Why.”

Learn more about killer whales and blue whales.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. Dear friend I heard that blue whales is the only animal that committing sucide… I wanna know why it's doing like that. Kindly explain me

  2. Reminds me of a wedding I was at recently, when the lights came on at the end of the night and all the good looking chicks had been taken and all that was left was the fat bridesmaid and a bunch of horny bachelors

  3. Orcas represent a dream to me. in so many ways. they're so free, and close to each other, I wanted to be a marine biologist bec of them. so beautiful.

  4. Blue whales aren't the bigger animal ever known that lived in earth, they are only the confirmed one. There are dinosaurs that were bigger than the blue whale, but the way we think the dinosaurs are can be very different. They lived millions years ago. We don't know if it is true, but the largest animal who ever lived on earth was amphicoelias fragillimus

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