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“A week of insane whale sightings in Monterey Bay got even crazier Wednesday when a pod of nine killer whales attacked a gray whale calf right in front of a whale watching tour boat.” 

“This is the fourth kill in seven days for the group of orcas. That's one kill every other day since last Thursday by the same nine killer whales (with a few others joining occasionally). Nancy Black, a marine biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch who has been studying these whales for decades, called the frequency of the pod's killings "remarkable" and "unprecedented."

"…The killer whales are familiar with the gray whales' migratory habits and are often wait in the bay for young, vulnerable gray whale calves to cross. This year, the arrival of the gray whales came a few weeks late (the water was cooler in Mexico, so the whales had to migrate farther south than usual), which meant lots of hungry killer whales were waiting.”

 

Killer whales go on 'unprecedented' killing spree in Monterey Bay

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/killer-whales-go-on-unprecedented-killing-spree-in-monterey-bay/ar-BBAturh?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

 

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