Orca Attack Wave

Monday, January 28th, 2008

An Orca pod attacks a lone seal — with waves:

Why were five killer whales spending so much effort on one seal?

In January 2006 while visiting Antarctica, we witnessed a most unusual method for orca to dislodge a crabeater seal from an ice floe — they made large waves to wash the seal off the relative safety of the ice. Later the orca put the seal back on the ice and dislodged the seal a second time which suggested strongly they were training their young.

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