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Marine mammal battle royale humpbacks fight off orcas to save sea

Marine mammal battle royale humpbacks fight off orcas to save sea


Marine mammal battle royale: humpbacks fight off orcas to save sea lion

A killer whale and Steller sea lion engage in a life-and-death battle in the waters of Juan De Fuca Strait, just west of Victoria.

The sea boiled as the three sides battled for position, according to witnesses. ( Alethea Leddy/Port Angeles Whale Watch)

Orcas and whales seen in fight to the death

Whales may thrash their tails to defend each other (credit: Liza / CC by

Researchers have recorded multiple accounts of humpbacks mobbing killer whales as they hunt seals. Shown

An orca breaching off the Australian coast

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“A pretty intense day today watching the family successfully hunt a harbour seal. This is one of my favourite whales, heading towards the…”

Clash: A sperm whale surfaces accompanied by two killer whales during a vicious hunt off

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Adult humpbacks are formidable foes (credit: Simon Ager / CC by 2.0)


Four humpbacks intervened, blocking the killer whales from attacking the Steller sea lion. (Alethea Leddy/Port Angeles Whale Watch Co.)

Four Orcas: "Spy-Hoping!" Orca pods in these fjords are quite large and the members of each family travel in tight groups. (Photographed in Gryllefjord ...

Humpback whales have swarmed the coast of Monterey Bay, California, to fight off orcas

The acrobatics of a humpback whale.

Humpbacks often interfere with killer whales' hunting habits, with one study revealing that 84

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Orca whales breaching.

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The marine biologists have revealed that every single time the killer whales appear to be hunting

Capt. Russ Nicks, BC Whale Tours, Victoria.

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A pod of Killer Whales feeds on a rare Beaked Whale off the south coast of

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Orca. In this Sept. 2017, photo made with a drone, a young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, Wash.

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The inter-species encounter was the first of its kind reported in the Salish Sea, according to local naturalists. (Alethea Leddy/Port Angeles Whale Watch)

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Whale slaughter scenes

The killer whales have killed seven gray whales over the last 12 days (seen here

Stunned whale watchers with Monterey Bay Whale Watch witnessed the killer whale attack

Humpback whale just under the surface.

Killer whales are seen off the west coast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. (Brian Gellis/HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS/)

Killer whales are known as the wolves of the sea but are genetically more similar to

Some orcas are specialist hunters (credit: Doug Perrine / NPL)


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With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a

Adult humpbacks are formidable foes (credit: Christopher Michel / CC by 2.0)

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A pod of orcas swims in the ocean.

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Orcas spotted in the Moray Firth off shore from Burghead

The orcas tail-lobbed and breached and spyhopped, as she captured. And she recalled the cold, rainy day when people gathered to watch while shivering.

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Photo of humpback in profile with most of its body out of the water, with

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Photo of several whales each with only its head visible above the surface

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With fishing trawlers increasingly tossing nets deeper into the ocean, tales of innocent marine animals being entangled are becoming all too common.

In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash.

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The mother (left) of the dead humpback calf returns to the corpse of its

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An orca off Darwin

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A pod of orca staged a brazen attack on a 100ft blue whale in Monterey Bay

The Beaked Whale breaks the surface during its struggle with the killer whales.

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Killer whales take on whales on Jordan River 43 miles west of Victoria. Photo by naturalist Clint Showtime Rivers, Eagle Wing Tours.

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Northern Resident orcas spend their lives in close-knit family groups. The male orcas never leave their mothers. Photo by Andrew S. Wright. “

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The mother orca was seen leaping and diving into the water as it hunted a sea lion.

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An orca enjoys the freedom of living in the wild, as a judge considers a case brought by PETA as to whether the killer whales are being treated as slaves ...

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Orca show at Sea World San Diego

An orca leaping from the water in the Clyde (Keith Hodgins/PA)

A pod of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the North Pacific (Photo Credit:By Allen Shimada NOAA Photolib Library [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

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