Its March, which is a little late for Earths largest mammal to be coasting through the deep California waters of the Monterey Bay, but just yesterday this incredible rare footage of a fight between Orcas and a Blue Whale in Monterey Bay, California was just made public and sheds some light on never before seen dark water activities.
Is it really a Fight between Orcas and a Blue Whale In Monterey Bay?
The killer whale, or Orca with a damaged dorsal fin is nicknamed “Stumpy” or “Chopfin” by the crew of the Monterey Bay Whale Watch group who was aboard the Sea Wolf II yesterday when this rare confrontational and potentially violent interaction occurred. Stumpy was not the only Orca in the group pursuing the lone blue whale in fact there was a pod of 6 killer whales, yet it still was not an uneven match-up considering the sheer size of a blue whale at 100 feet in length and weighing around 170 tons!
Watch the video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, to see the fierce pursuit and marine mammal mayhem that ends with an impressive and point making tail slap.
Monterey Bay Whale Watch has a complete photo album of this fight between orcas and a blue whale and further proudly claims this is the first film documentation of its kind off the coast of California EVER!
Killer whales or Orcas have been known to attack other (smaller) whales, such as the California Grey, dolphins, and Great White sharks. Scientists are reacting to the audacity of the act, and concede that the blue whale was not completely unscathed, noting a bloody gash on its right fluke (tail).
What do you think of this Incredible Rare Footage Fight between Orcas and a Blue Whale in Monterey Bay?
Feature image of Orcas By Rene at da.wikipedia, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.